A woman who had fallen from an ambulance, before it entered the Southern Expressway from Godagama, Matara, was out of danger, according to the Director of the Tangalle Base Hospital, Iranga Yaddehige.
The woman who had given birth at the Tangalle Hospital was being taken, along with some other patients, to the Karapitiya Hospital for further treatment when the mishap occurred.
Yaddehige said the woman had fallen after the back door of the ambulance had opened due to excessive wind speed when it was about to enter the Southern Highway from Godagama. However, the hospital staff in the ambulance had swiftly got hold of the woman and the ambulance sped to the Colombo National Hospital.
Sources said the incident had taken place at around 9.15 yesterday morning.