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Driver severely injured in train-car collision

A car collided with a train at a level crossing at Ragama last evening causing severe injuries to the driver.

Police media sources said the driver of the car had initially runaway from his vehicle after seeing the oncoming train,but,had changed his mind and had tried to recover the car which was halted on the railway track. But, the train had crashed in to the car causing severe injuries to the driver.

The 34-year-old car driver identified as Ranusha Serasinghe is a resident Kandana. He is now receiving treatment at the Ragama Hospital.

Further investigations are being conducted by Sub Inspector Ramesh Fernando of the Ragama Traffic Branch.