Six persons including a young couple were killed in four separate motorcycle accidents in Tangalle, Gokarella, Gampaha and Puthukudiiruppu yesterday.
Police said the 26-year-old couple was killed when their motorcycle head on collided with a bus at Weliara on the Tangalle-Thissamaharama road.
The victims who were residents of Vitharandeniya died while undergoing treatment at the Tangalle hospital. The driver of the bus had been arrested.
Meanwhile another two persons aged 23 and 26 years old were killed when their motorcycle skidded off the road and crashed into a concrete drain at Daramitipola in Gokarella on the Dambulla-Kurunegala road last night. The victims were residents of Gokarella died while being admitted to the Gokarella hospital.
A 23-year-old youth was killed after his motorcycle collided with a van at Ehalagahahena in Gampaha. Police said the victim was resident of Udugampola. The driver of the van has been arrested.
A 53-year-old man, a pillion rider was killed when the motorcycle crashed into a head of cattle at the 35 km post in Puthukudiiruppu on the Mulative-Parantan road. The victim was resident of Mannar. The motorcycle rider has been arrested.
A week ago when there was an article with regards to a bus crashing, I asked the question "when will this menace end?" SERIOUSLY When will the relevant authorities wake up and realize that most of our Drivers, riders are not trained and disciplined enough to venture on public roads, and most vehicles are not roadworthy, annual EMISSION CONTROL TEST is just not enough, Brakes, Chassis, wipers, tyres, lights, steering and other mechanical parts should be tested prior to a vehicle being issued the new revenue licenses.
arosha Monday, 07 December 2015 02:03 PM
Should not the owner of the cattle have been arrested rather than the rider who crashed in to them?
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