Three women were killed and a man was injured when a lorry which was coming from behind crashed and toppled on three wheeler at Haggala in Nuwara Eliya this afternoon.
Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the three wheeler was going towards Welimada and the lorry too was heading towards the same direction crashed on to the trishaw from behind due to the negligence of the lorry driver.
The driver of the three wheeler was admitted to the Nuwara Eliya Hospital.
DIG Rohana said the driver of the lorry had fled the scene after the accident, but the police arrested the lorry’s helper.
He said a special Police team has been deployed to apprehend the lorry driver.
The deceased women were aged between 20 and 52.(DSB)
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Sri Lankan Thursday, 01 April 2021 03:28 PM
Wish there was a cop to hammer the crazy driver.
ajith77 Thursday, 01 April 2021 05:42 PM
Government should ban import of these three wheelers. These killing machines do not have any safety feature. Government is responsible for all these deaths
Buddhist Thursday, 01 April 2021 06:02 PM
What is the State Minister of Transport and Minister incharge of Police doing about high speed drivers on the roads? Are they asleep? Both should resign so is the IGP.
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