2544 people have died in accidents during the first nine months of this year. Police requests the drivers to prevent such accidents which occur due to negligence and alcohol consumption. 2961 people have died in accidents last year. Reports reveal that the situation has worsened this year. It shows that eight people have died daily in accidents. Fatal accidents occurred at several places last night and today as well. A woman who was crossing the road at Maakandana area on Kesbewa – Bandaragama Road died after being knocked down by a van. The Driver of the Van has fled the scene and later surrendered to Kesbewa Police. In another accident this morning, six people have been injured at Gonapola area on Horana – Colombo main road. Meanwhile an individual has dies after a motorcycle collided with a fuel tanker at Jayapura area on Kantale – Trincomalee Road. Another person has been admitted to Trincomalee hospital with serious injuries. A Tipper driven at a high speed has collided with a motorcar and a three wheeler. Police have arrested the driver of the Tipper who had been under the influence of liquor.