Second death on the expressway

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The second death on the Southern Expressway was reported a short while ago in the Kahathuduwa area where a lorry toppled after its rear tyre burst killing a 55-year-old person. 
 
The Police said that four others including the driver were injured and rushed to the Horana Hospital. The incident took place near the 8.4 mile post. The vehicle had been heading to Kottawa from Galle at the time of the incident. (Supun Dias)
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  • Kamini Tuesday, 06 March 2012 11:24 AM

    Thought lorries were not allowed on the Expressway.

    Pathum Wednesday, 07 March 2012 07:47 AM

    well said.
    Indian poor quality products are full of roads. tata/ batta/ batti /---and many more.
    Cheap price > cheap quality >

    Gamini Udagepola Tuesday, 06 March 2012 11:58 AM

    Proper road worthy vehicles must be used at all time on highways such as this. Don't use the highway to save money sacrificing safety. Feel sorry for the victims.

    Jayathilaka Tuesday, 06 March 2012 12:02 PM

    Well strict rules must be in place to avoid such mishaps in the future. For example to travel at such speed limits the vehicles must be road worthy and in good condition...? since our people are not exposed to road manners, like in the affluent countries that do have such modern facilities programmes on TV, radio etc must educate the common man of such.......Driving codes are found wanting in our country. Majority of our drivers, commuters, pedestrians all need to be educated and warned using media and other ways of communication.......With the god work of development taking place in SL the personality of man also need to be developed.........

    punchi banda Tuesday, 06 March 2012 12:03 PM

    probably due to having rebuilt wheel. they are not allowed in other countries. we are going through a learning curve here. vehicles with rebuilt tires should not be allowed as it will not only put the vehicle in danger, but also other unsuspecting vehicles, both oncoming and following vehicles. imagine pile up on both directions. its a possibility just because of just one rebuilt wheel. lets learn from each mishap.

    ravi Tuesday, 06 March 2012 12:04 PM

    Government is not adhering to the rules they make...

    Detective Tuesday, 06 March 2012 12:06 PM

    Most of the people had the same impression. in the roads they don't allow the lorries to travel above 32kmph. but how-come at can travel at 100kmph in highway..

    gune Tuesday, 06 March 2012 12:07 PM

    How can the Lorry carrying four person ? what is the duty of traffic police at the express way entry points.
    All the time they sit and wait..
    Authority should take immediate steps to make sure the correct number of allowed people are travelling and specially the condition of the vehicles.
    This will save the life and safety of the other users.

    Ananda Tuesday, 06 March 2012 12:07 PM

    Very valid point. Is this report right ? Was it just a lorry ?

    Ananda Tuesday, 06 March 2012 12:21 PM

    Come on !

    Kondebendapucheena Tuesday, 06 March 2012 12:21 PM

    Accidents common thing all the Roads in Sri Lanka ,Poor stranded vehicles shouldn't have allowed in E 01at the first place

    JFK Thursday, 08 March 2012 03:52 PM

    Were the 5 people traveling in lorry wearing seat belts? I thought that seat vehicles without seat belts are prohibited on E01

    Lanka Tuesday, 06 March 2012 12:13 PM

    Lorry doing 100 kmph? . What happened to all restrictions that were implemented. This clearly shows how our law and order carried out in this country.

    Manik Tuesday, 06 March 2012 02:30 PM

    Was this lorry expressway worthy?

    Fayad Tuesday, 06 March 2012 02:57 PM

    Very true !

    dinesh withanage Wednesday, 07 March 2012 06:09 AM

    we urge authorities to ensure safety of passengers and residents.

    malki Wednesday, 07 March 2012 06:29 AM

    Before issued the licence must give proper knowledge about the rules & regulation and condition of the vehicle. The other thing better introduce the traffic point system, and the Fine system. Then we can see mannerly driving and less accident .Most of other countries followed traffic point and the fine strictly.

    willows Tuesday, 06 March 2012 11:19 AM

    poor standard of vehicles???

    Nodrog Wednesday, 07 March 2012 07:29 AM

    in addition to inexperienced drivers.


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