One person died and four others were badly injured when a jeep driven by a 16-year old boy collided with four vehicles at the Mahabage junction in Welisara this morning (04), the police said.
Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said the jeep travelling from Colombo to Negombo had veered off the road and rammed into two motorcycles, a three wheeler and a car coming from the opposite direction.
He said the injured in the accident have been admitted to the Ragama Teaching Hospital where a 51-year old had succumbed to his injuries.
The youth was arrested over the accident and his father was also taken into custody for allowing a minor to drive the vehicle.
Initial investigations have revealed that the driver wasn’t able to control the speed.
(Source : Dailymirror)