Four hundred and nineteen (419) were treated at the Colombo National Hospital with injuries due to road traffic accidents, violence and fireworks mishaps during last two days, a hospital official said.
The official said that there was a slight increase in accidents this year in comparison to last year.
Only three persons were treated at the Colombo National Hospital due to the fireworks mishaps while 112 persons were due to road traffic accidents during April 13 and 14.
Lives are valuable.. start holding festivities in grounds and not on roads with vehicular traffic.. Ban the use of public roads for such activities.. New Year is to rejoice not to be sad and shed tears due to injury or even death...
Bala Wednesday, 15 April 2015 09:35 AM
So if 112 accident victims and 3 injured by fireworks, the rest is by violence as per report. That is cause for concern when NY is a time of reconciliation and settling old scores by offering betel leaves.
Jimmy Wednesday, 15 April 2015 02:46 PM
Living here and using local transportation I am surprised there are not more accidents considering how the bus drivers drive wrecklessly w/out being held accountable by the police. The three wheelers and motorcycles are very dangerous also. Many times no turn signal is used or they say I am turning this way but end up turning away. Police should not expects laws to be follwed if they are never enforced..
Flamingo Wednesday, 15 April 2015 06:53 PM
Just madness. Nothing seems to change booze reckless driving and physical assaults this is the culture Im always seeing. via DM Android App
de silva Thursday, 16 April 2015 06:43 AM
If the traffic police is doing their job properly this could be reduced.But are they?
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