A modern luxury jeep which was headed towards Colombo from Nuwara-Eliya had collided with a lorry and a car parked beside the road in the town of Lidula in Thalawakele and had rolled into a boutique close by.
The accident had taken place at about 5.00pm last (13th) evening in the Lidula town on the Haton-Nuwara Eliya main road. As the jeep which was advancing at high speed collided with the lorry and the car the crash sensor air bag in the jeep was triggered and the passengers including two kids, owner of the jeep and his wife were helped out by locals.
Much damage was caused to the jeep, the lorry and the car by the accident.
The Lidula police reports that the accident was caused due to uncontrollable speed of the jeep, as the family was returning from Nuwara Eliya where they had gone to spend the weekend.
The owner of the jeep was apprehended and released on police bail. The police further said that a case against him will be filed in the Nuwara-Eliya High court.
Pix by Ranjith Rajapakse - Haton