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A car that collided head on with Navy vehicle at the Dehiwala Flyover early morning today caught fire and was completely burnt. Police said the driver and the passengers of the car had managed to escape unhurt.

However a naval rating was injured and admitted to Kalubowila hospital. Inquiries revealed that the car coming along the right hand side of the road collided with the on coming Navy double cab.

Police said the driver of the car was from Mawanella area and that he was taken into custody pending further inquiries. (M.S.Perera)

Pix by H.M.Darrmapala

  Comments - 31

  • Sujeeva Thursday, 08 March 2012 08:14 AM

    Yes Its a Hybrid, otherwise a car wont be in flames in a accident of this nature.

    aathif shareefdeen Monday, 19 March 2012 09:58 AM

    ur ryt bro

    aathif shareefdeen Monday, 19 March 2012 09:58 AM

    you r ryt bro

    Fahim Friday, 09 March 2012 12:31 PM

    SUJEEVA Dnt make comments about things u dont know, u r misleading ppl, Its Allion and it is not Hybrid.

    Fahim Friday, 09 March 2012 12:16 PM


    Mad Cow 634 Friday, 09 March 2012 02:31 AM

    What a lot of drivel!

    Termite Friday, 09 March 2012 12:35 AM

    atleast we can say one thing. The hybrid driver will survive unhurt a crash of this sort but will not have his car. Whereas the driver of the normal car will have his the car after the crash but would be either hospitalized or die. and since insurance will anyway pay I think we can safely conclude that picking a hybrid is the "safe" bet.

    sltk2004 Thursday, 08 March 2012 05:03 PM

    This guy has narrowly escaped death and you want to fine him? We still don't know the reason for this.

    jajal Thursday, 08 March 2012 03:06 PM

    where is the NAVY vehicle? it's not damaged? Law is only for public not for NAVY?

    Oyage sudu kella Thursday, 08 March 2012 12:33 PM

    pissuda oyiiiii.

    tinkiriya Thursday, 08 March 2012 10:19 AM

    wow...we have pretty good number of engineers...

    tinkiriya Thursday, 08 March 2012 10:18 AM

    close the fly over for good...

    Suhail Thursday, 08 March 2012 09:24 AM

    The Driver has fallen asleep and smashed the navy cab the front Tyre of cab has flown away over the bridge its an allion 1.8.

    Suhail Abdul Razzal Thursday, 08 March 2012 09:21 AM

    This is Allion 1.8 i was at the spot last night @ 3

    sa Thursday, 08 March 2012 08:39 AM

    nah, this is not prius, check the shape of the back door!

    Coconut Donkey Thursday, 08 March 2012 08:37 AM

    with our driving god also doesn't know..

    Travis Thursday, 08 March 2012 05:39 AM

    Following the VIP culture. Driving on the right hand side of the road!

    Sujeeva Thursday, 08 March 2012 08:07 AM

    Its a HYBRID, a Toyota Prius as the 3rd picture shows its distinctive headlight. No wonder that it get caught in fire with no much damage to the car. Still we have lot more to learn about the grave dangers of hybrids.

    im Thursday, 08 March 2012 07:44 AM

    Bad time for people travel in Express highway & Flyovers.
    Whether its a construction fault or Drivers fault God knows?

    sltk2004 Thursday, 08 March 2012 07:41 AM

    Do you have the statistics to prove ?

    solomon Thursday, 08 March 2012 07:37 AM

    Another flyover in Veyangoda? For what?

    Lanka Thursday, 08 March 2012 07:19 AM

    The roads are becoming deadly by the day and it is going to get worse till the authority puts these reckless drivers away for good !

    koko-jumbo Thursday, 08 March 2012 07:26 AM


    RE NAME AS DEATHSPOT Thursday, 08 March 2012 07:08 AM

    the day this flyover opened for public many innocent lives lost their lives so i think better to re name this fly over name as death spot

    MW Thursday, 08 March 2012 07:07 AM

    Normally a car doesn't catch fire except for a action movie scene!

    pusa Thursday, 08 March 2012 06:34 AM

    i see that u want it to be a hybrid because u couldnt buy one when hybrids were available around 25 laks. should not be jealous of people who dared and made the right choice...

    ButWhatDoIKnow Thursday, 08 March 2012 06:06 AM

    Hope the driver gets a fine slightly more substantial than Rs. 10 as was the case in another offense reported in the news cycles recently!

    Gamini Udagepola Thursday, 08 March 2012 06:19 AM

    Accident on a bridge and a Massive fire couldn't be any worst for a driver. Wish them speedy recovery.

    willows Thursday, 08 March 2012 06:00 AM

    this is really unbeleiveable???

    shanthi Thursday, 08 March 2012 05:53 AM

    I always take this route , all drivers must take proper methods of driving , what is this right hand side driving ?

    Trish Thursday, 08 March 2012 05:41 AM

    Is it a Hybride? I see this place is common for accident,

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