Chennai: Noted director Gautham Menon met with an accident in the wee hours of the day in Chennai after his car hit a road divider.

The accident occurred at around 4 am at Semmencherry when he was on the way to Chennai.

The passers-by informed the matter to the police, who then rushed to the spot. The police, who initially booked a case against the director for drunk driving, later clarified that he was neither under the influence of alcohol nor was he overspeeding.

But he lost control of the vehicle after a truck, which was ahead of his car, suddenly changed directions, the police said.