Forty-two killed in motor accidents reported within past 4 days
April 17, 2019 05:58 pm
Forty-two people have died in motor accidents that took place within the past four days, according to Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara.
Speaking at a press conference, he said these victims were reported in 31 motor accidents that occurred from 13th of April to 6.00 a.m. this morning (17).
It is regrettable that such fatal accidents resulted even after the public was constantly advised regarding heedful driving during the festive season, he added.
SP Gunasekara further said that inspections at respective locations have revealed all these accidents could have been avoided had the drivers been more careful.
Meanwhile, during the raids carried out from 11th of April to 6.00 a.m. this morning (17), 1536 persons were arrested while driving under the influence of alcohol and 42, 114 cases were filed over various traffic violations, SP Gunasekara added.