Nine lives lost in accidents over 24 hours

Nine lives lost in accidents over 24 hours

Nine lives lost in accidents over 24 hours

Written by Staff Writer

27 Dec, 2016 | 9:03 pm

Reports say nine lives were lost in motor accidents during the past 24 hours.

Navakkulama accident

Three persons died when a pick-up truck crashed in to a lorry this morning (Dec. 27) in Navakkulama while en-route to Jaffna from Colombo.

The victims, were Dr. Ashomi Sudeshika from the Colombo National Hospital and both her mother-in-law and father-in-law. Dr. Ashomi Sudeshika’s husband was hospitalized due to his injuries. Police said the driver of the lorry has surrendered.

Maharagama accident

Two people died when a car crashed on to a three-wheeler that entered it’s path in Maharagama last night (Dec. 26), and the driver of the car has been arrested.

Haldummulla accident

A woman died when a car veered off the road and fell into a precipice in Haldummulla on the Colombo – Badulla main road.

Four others including two children were injured.

6 Ela area accident

One person died when a van and a motorcycle crashed in the 6 Ela area on the Polonnaruwa – Onekama road.

The motorcycle rider, a 50-year-old father of three succumbed to his injuries, this morning (Dec. 27). The driver of the van was arrested by the authorities.

Nittambuwa – Alawala road accident

A three-wheeler that attempted to flee after running over a police officer who instructed for it to stop along the Nittambuwa – Alawala road. The driver of the three-wheeler has been taken into police custody.

Thambuttegama accident

A 39-year-old has died after being knocked down by a train in Thambuttegama last evening (Dec. 26).

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