Feb 25, 2019

Hit & run driver surrenders to police

The suspect involved in the hit and run accident, injuring the Borella Police traffic OIC in Bambalapitiya, has surrendered to the police.

The defender vehicle driven by the suspect was found yesterday at a house in Pelawatta, Battaramulla.

The Defender SUV bearing plate no WP-FZ9143, which was driven by the suspect had hit Borella Police traffic OIC, who was on his motorbike travelling on the Colombo-Galle road towards Kollupitiya on an official duty.

The police inspecting the CCTV footage at the scene have observed that the suspected driver got out of the defender vehicle after hitting the police officer and checked the scene near the seriously injured officer but got back into the Defender and drove away.

The OIC of the police who was seriously injured in the clash has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Colombo National Hospital. He has undergone an operation, a spokesman for the Colombo National Hospital said.

(Excerpts from colombopage.com)