35-year-old man killed in tipper lorry accident
By Naalir Jamaldeen
The Dimbula-Pathana Police said yesterday (1) that a 35-year-old man was killed in an accident involving a tipper lorry and a three-wheeler opposite the Kotagala tunnel on 31 July evening. Police said the three-wheeler and the tipper lorry collided head on at the said location. The driver of the three-wheeler and the passenger were critically injured and were initially admitted to the Divisional Hospital, Kotagala. One of them, who were in critical condition, was transferred to the District General Hospital in Nuwara Eliya for further treatment.
However, he died as a result of his injuries while being treated at the hospital, according to the Police post at the hospital. The victim has been identified as R. Sureshkmar, a resident of Borasgirik Estate in Kotagala and the person who is surviving with injuries is being treated at the Kotagala Hospital, the Dimbula-Pathana Police said. The driver of the tipper lorry has been arrested and the Dimbula-Pathana Police are investigating the accident further.