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Asleep three-wheel driver hits lorry causing fatal fall of child (3)

View(s): A three-wheel driver responsible for an accident leading to the death of a three-year-old child, had fallen a sleep during a long distance trip from Bandarawela to Colombo, a Coroner’s court inquiry was told. The 24-year-old driver, Sena Maddumage Sanjeewa said his vehicle collided with a lorry, after he fell asleep, in the Getahetta area in Ratnapura on February 5.

The child was thrown out of the three-wheeler for the impact and rushed to Avissawella hospital and thereafter, to the Colombo National hospital where the child succumbed to its injuries. The driver of the lorry, W. Bulathsinhala, 38, said he was proceeding to Kahawatta when he noticed the three-wheeler coming in the opposite direction, heading towards his vehicle.

The Coroner’s court had earlier ordered to produce the two drivers before courts.

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