She died, her helmet locked underneath scooter’s seat

CHENNAI: Thirty-eight-year-old Kavitha always forgot to wear the helmet whenever she rode her scooter. The headgear lay locked beneath the seat.
On March 11, Kavitha, a resident of , had gone to the Koyambedu market to purchase vegetables and fruits with her two sons — Naman and Meeth. She was hit by an auto rickshaw and sustained severe head injuries. While her children escaped with bruises, died on her way to the hospital.

Even as the family struggles to come to terms with the loss, Kavitha’s husband , a businessman, has been going around, advising two-wheeler riders to wear helmets.

“People who think wearing a helmet is hard, our life is a classic example. had my wife worn a helmet that day, my children wouldn’t have lost their mother,” he said.

Kavitha’s kin recalled her as a jovial woman who was very generous. After her death, Kavitha’s family donated her skin and eyes. “It is unfortunate that we lost her, but the donation was her way of giving something back to the society,” said Sripal.

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