Lorry goes out of control on the Southern Expressway

Lorry goes out of control on the Southern Expressway

Written by News 1st

08 Jul, 2014 | 3:01 pm

A lorry met with an accident on the the Southern Expressway. According to the police, the accident took place when the driver of the lorry fell asleep on the wheel and lost control of the vehicle.

Three (3) individuals travelling in the lorry sustained injuries and were admitted to the Nagoda Hospital.

The injured are residents of Matara, Thihagoda, amd Uyanwatte areas.

Meanwhile, a motor accident that took place in the Malwatte area on the Ratnapura – Embilipitiya main road, claimed the life of one person.  The accident was a result of a truck plying from Ratnapura to Embilipitya running over an individual who was standing next to a parked lorry.

Our correspondent in the area said that the accident took place at 11  on Monday night. The victim has been identified as thirty-three-year old Anusha Dhammika, a father of two from Godakawela, Mathimbula.

The body of the deceased has been placed at the Godakawela District Hospital. The driver of the truck has been arrested and a police investigation is underway.

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