Police motorcycle collides with van; knocked by bus

Published : 9:00 am  September 17, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 

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Two injured; one transferred to Ratnapura General Hospital in serious condition 

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By Ajithlal Shanthaudaya.

Two Police officers had been injured in an accident that occurred on Saturday (15) afternoon at Elllearawa, Kotabodiya on the Ratnapura-Balangoda Road, the Balangoda Police said.
A seriously injured Police officer was transferred to Ratnapura General Hospital from Base Hospital, Balangoda.


The Police said that the Police motorcycle was travelling towards Ratnapura and the van was heading towards Balangoda from Ratnapura.


The Balangoda Police said that the motorcycle and the van collided head-on following which the Police motorcycle rammed by a bus that had come behind the motorcycle.


The Police said that they suspected the accident could have occurred following the van driver falling asleep on the wheel.


The driver of the van had been arrested by the Police.


The OIC of Traffic Branch Tharanga Hapugaswatte is conducting investigations with the help of Police officers on the instructions of Balangoda Police OIC, IP Nandana Tennakoon.

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