Three persons were killed and one critically injured after a three-wheeler collided head-on with a small lorry at Kiriyankalliya in Chilaw yesterday.
The accident occurred along the Chilaw-Puttalam road. Four persons who suffered serious injuries in the incident were admitted to the Chilaw District General Hospital but three succumbed to their injuries, Mundalama Police stated. All the victims were inside the three-wheeler.
Police said the deceased, all 22-year-old youths, were residents of Koththanthivu in Mundalama. A 39-year-old individual is currently receiving hospital treatment for critical injuries.
According to initial investigations, the driver of the three-wheeler, which was being driven at high speed, had lost control of the vehicle, resulting it veering to the wrong side of the road, where it crashed head-on into the small lorry traveling in the opposite direction. Mundalama Police are investigating.
Story and Pix by Augustine Fernando in Chilaw