Monday, 18 August 2014 - 14:45
Driver of lorry involved in multiple vehicle collision found to be epileptic patient
The driver of the lorry which collided with 6 other vehicles at Mahawewa on the Colombo Chilaw road was revealed to be an epileptic patient.
A senior officer of the Marawila police said it was not yet clear whether the driver had been suffering from the disease at the time of the accident.
6 person including 2 policemen were injured in the accident that occurred at 8.45 this morning.
The lorry first collided on the motor cycle on which the two policemen were returning to their station at Chilaw after duty in Mahawewa area.
Later the lorry struck on a three wheeler, a double cab, a bus, a van and another lorry.
However the fleeing lorry was taken into custody at Koswadiya on the Colombo Chilaw road.