Two children killed, pregnant woman critical after Egoda Uyana accident

Two children have been killed and a pregnant woman is in critical condition following an accident in Egoda Uyana.

The Police said the accident occurred last night when the woman and two children were crossing the road.

The pregnant woman and the two children were crossing the road at a pedestrian crossing along the New Galle Road when the accident took place.

A motorcycle had crashed into them killing a 7-year-old girl and a 1-year-old girl.

Their pregnant mother sustained critical injuries in the accident and was admitted to hospital.

The motorcycle rider, a 20-year-old youth, was arrested following the accident.

He was produced before a Magistrate and remanded till 18th December.

Police Spokesman, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ajith Rohana said that the 20-year-old youth had been speeding on the road and is believed to have been in the habit of speeding at night. (Colombo Gazette)