Mother and child killed in Hikkaduwa accident

accidentA mother and her child were killed following an accident in Hikkaduwa last night, the police media unit said today.

The police said that a van and a three-wheeler had collided along the Galle – Colombo main road in Hikkaduwa.

The three-wheel driver and three women and a child who were in the three-wheeler sustained serious injuries and were admitted to hospital.

A 24 year old woman and her one month old child succumbed to their injuries in hospital.

The police said that the van which was involved in the accident had been seized but the driver had fled the scene soon after the accident. (Colombo Gazette)