One killed, five hurt in car-tipper collision
A retired police inspector who was the driver of the car was killed and two children and three women were injured in a road accident on September 27 evening in the Walakumbara area of Ambepussa–Trincomalee main road when a car and a tipper collided.
The Alawwa Police stated that the two children are aged nine and three.
The police said that the car was running from Kurunegala towards Colombo and the tipper was running in the opposite direction. According to the Alawwa Police Traffic Division, preliminary investigations revealed that the retired police officer who was the driver of the car was unable to control the car and the accident occurred.
The police said that the injured were those who were travelling in the car and they have been admitted to Polgahawela Hospital. They were later transferred to Kurunegala Hospital for further treatment.
The deceased was identified as R. Maithripala (65), a resident of Gamsabhawatta, Aluthpara in Lunuwila. The police said that the accident happened around 3.15 pm.