Driver crashes bus to avoid disaster, 20 injured

10 November 2013 02:44 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Twenty people including the driver and conductor of a bus that had been heading back to Panadura after a trip to Ambuluwawa in Gampola were injured when the bus plunged down an embankment due to break failure this afternoon, police said.

The people were from Panadura, police said.

The injured were rushed to the Gampola Hospital. It was reported that the driver had deliberately crashed the bus into an embankment after realizing that the bus had no breaks in an attempt to minimize the damage and in order to limit the number of casualties.    

  Comments - 4

  • tldr Monday, 11 November 2013 01:32 AM

    Your brain should be checked for "functionality".

    Prof. Calculas Sunday, 10 November 2013 04:36 PM

    This is a standard excuse given by bus drivers. The breaks of the bus need to be checked for functionality.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 11 November 2013 02:37 AM

    Investigate properly whether the brakes failed or driver had drunk as at Gampola lot of illicit liquor dealers around Ambuluwawa. (true statement)

    Ash Tuesday, 12 November 2013 09:40 AM

    There is some requirments to check before drive the vhicle such as
    head light,
    signal lights,
    water level .etc

    The drive did do the basic checkups, the total fault is on drivers

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