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Four people were injured in an accident involving seven vehicles including five motorbikes at the Gangaramaya junction a short while ago.

Eyewitnesses said that a vehicle going towards the slave island junction had lost control and hit a bike after which it swerved and damaged a trishaw that was about to turn.

The driver had lost control of the vehicle completely and it had knocked a pedestrian and a few other bikes before coming to a complete halt when the tires of it had deflated.(By Hafeel Farisz)







Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana
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  • Chillout Friday, 24 August 2012 02:09 PM

    Yap Sure... But before there should be a proper transportation system.

    ceylon Friday, 24 August 2012 04:52 PM

    How many people drive with rage? Sometimes the animals does a better job.

    eye witness Friday, 24 August 2012 05:19 PM

    if you saw the incident in person, probably your opinion as to why it was reported would probably be different. stop acting like an immature brat!

    Gayal Friday, 24 August 2012 10:08 AM

    So whats the big news here... Sometimes you guys play the media in so weird ways...

    Bharat Vasa Saturday, 25 August 2012 12:55 AM

    Welcome to the world of modern travel, this is the price of getting something before one is ready to receive it.Let us not reinvent the wheel,A wise man learns from other's mistakes a fool from his own. we want bigger and faster vehicle even before knowing how to use them.

    RamUk Friday, 24 August 2012 10:04 AM

    News here is please follow the hig way code while driving. This news is for educate the uneducated and ignorant. Life is so cheap in SL no one cares

    kan Friday, 24 August 2012 10:28 AM

    Most of the accidents are caused by vehicle not being serviced on time or not being checked before driving to the roads.

    Imran Hussein Friday, 24 August 2012 10:15 AM

    Most accident caused because you think the lane is yours and I think its mine. We dont have a proper system in issuing drivers license.

    Suny Friday, 24 August 2012 10:42 AM

    Why not blame the Government for this also.

    Nitpicker Friday, 24 August 2012 10:56 AM

    Rules of the road violated, no doubt.

    shaz Saturday, 25 August 2012 02:43 AM

    1) mechanical failures do not happen at once, usually these are ignored for later by the user 2) even my mom has a driving licence yet she can not reverse park, as 'Dee' said the new drivers are not upto standard endangering them selves and others. 3) issuing of d\l should be made more strict. 4) the right of way and curtesy is in need, people should stop being self centered

    Shace-UK Friday, 24 August 2012 11:00 AM

    Of course its governments fault!!! simple rule have points systems in license:
    one mistake take 3 points of the license 12 points is the maximum. so 4 mistake you loose the license(this includes overtaking, parking, speeding etc)
    if you loose the license you can re-apply only after 2 years. Meantime the points will get cleared every 2 years on a rolling basis.
    Give insurance policy to the driver and not for the vehicle, so clean license holder or good drivers gets a better deal, reckless drivers have to pay more on their insurance.
    have the vehicle checked every year for road worthy and a certificate to be issued, if no certificate
    Don’t issue road license to the vehicle.
    This is the adapted model for most developed countries and you don’t need rocket science to implement this...

    Dee Friday, 24 August 2012 11:07 AM

    most drivers of today are newbies. they are not used to driving. better of in a train or bus.

    Independent Observer Saturday, 25 August 2012 03:21 AM

    In the USA vehicles have to be checked annually by a registered motor garage and a certificate has to be obtained before the vehicle is put on the road again .A sticker pasted on the wind screen indicates that this has been done , for police checking purposes .

    Jeevan Friday, 24 August 2012 12:01 PM

    When there is a mechanical failure, only the God can save you!

    Dee Friday, 24 August 2012 12:11 PM

    This is what happens when cheap people drive cheap vehicles.

    Observer Saturday, 25 August 2012 04:58 AM

    The problem of our roads are the Drivers and the Traffic Police.,Drivers do not understand and do not follow the highway code and practice politeness. The traffic police do not even try to enforce the practice of the use of the high way code.There is no Law And order, free for all , it is anarchy, and this type of accidents will be very common in the future.

    Varuna Friday, 24 August 2012 01:08 PM

    it is amazing that you have not blames this on the Rajapakses !


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