The police confiscated the valuables and handed them over to the forest officials for investigation. The Anna Square traffic investigation team said Wilson, the driver of the car in which wildlife items were found, has now been admitted to Government Royapettah Hospital.
According to the police, the accident occurred on Thursday at around 11 p.m. in Casa Major Road when a Benz (TN 09 BL 6105) driving too fast rammed into bicycles, cars and an auto rickshaw. 57-year-old Madras Supreme Court attorney SV Radhakrishnan drove the car in a drunk state, police added.
The Benz stopped after a collision with a Tata Nano. Wilson, a resident of Egmore, suffered multiple fractures in his leg. His two daughters and their boyfriend, who were driving the car, got away with minor injuries. Three other people using the auto rickshaw and two cyclists were also injured.
Shortly after the accident, the Anna Square traffic police arrived on site, rescued the injured and took them to the GRH and Kilpauk Medical College (KMC) hospital.
When the emergency airbag was triggered in the Benz, the lawyer got away with minor injuries and shock. He told police that he would return home after attending his friend’s party at the YMCA in Nandanam. While investigating the vehicles, the police team found a bag with ivory bits and deer horns in Wilson’s car.