One person was found dead with two others passed out with serious injuries in a badly damaged trishaw on the Elakanda Road in Wattala this afternoon when the daring trio proceeded without stopping after the accident.
The residents in Elakanda found a heavily damaged trishaw parked in the middle of the road and found the casualties with serious wounds.
The driver and another were in an unconscious state with blood stains all over whilst another at the back was found dead. They were rushed to the Ragama Hospital.
Wattala Police arrived at the scene and learnt that the trio were returning from Preethipura Beach and had crashed into two other vehicles whilst turning to Elakanda Road from Palliyawatta Junction.
The trishaw had toppled on the road but the daring travellers disregarding their serious wounds had straightened the vehicle back on its wheels and fled the scene.
They couldn’t precede much with the critical status and the vehicle gradually slowed down on the road. The police said the group had traversed at an excessive speed.
The police however said the entire incident was suspicious as the victims bore severe gashes on the head compared to the wounds received by the other two from the accident. (Sanath Desmond and Kurulu Kujana Kariyakarawana)