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SEREMBAN – A woman died while nine others were injured in an accident involving three vehicles at Kilometer 260 of the North-South Expressway (northbound) near the Port Dickson Toll Plaza, last night.

Operations officer of the Seremban Fire and Rescue Station, K. Putthiganami said that in the incident at about 11.30 pm, the 45-year-old passenger of a Toyota Innova was killed at the scene after being flung out of the vehicle.

The injured victims were four adults, comprising a man and three women, and four children and a youth aged between three and 16 years, he told Bernama here today.

He said a Toyota Vios car carrying three members in a family had skidded before hitting the road divider and stopping in the middle of the expressway.

This resulted in a Toyota Innova carrying seven members of a family and a Proton Preve carrying a husband and wife crashing into the stalled Toyota Vios car, he added.

“The accident caused the engine of the Proton Preve to catch fire. However, the husband and wife escaped injury and were taken out of the vehicle by members of the public before 10 firemen arrived at the location,” he said.

Putthiganami said the body of the woman was sent to Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital for autopsy while the other injured victims were also taken to the same hospital for treatment. – BERNAMA

SRI AMAN – Two people were killed in an early morning accident at KM31 of Jalan Sri Aman-Serian today.

Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department assistant director of operations, Tiong Ling Hii said the driver of the Perodua Axia car, Sultan Untang, 43, and the front passenger Romualdo Alim, 18, died at the scene.

The incident also left three other passengers, Michael Robert, 22, Robert Maxson, 18, and Donna Putra, 18, sustaining minor injuries, he said in a statement here today.

He said the incident occurred about 7am after the car carrying five people skidded before hitting a telephone pole, causing both Sultan and Romualdo to be trapped in the car.

Ling Hii said the firemen managed to remove the victims using the rescue tool before the bodies were released and handed over to the police for further arrangements. – BERNAMA

BUTTERWORTH – A car driven by a woman, reportedly against traffic flow, at KM134 of the North-South Expressway in Seberang Perai Tengah crashed into a car, killing a man in an accident involving a motorcycle and three other vehicles.

In the 7.50am accident, near the northbound intersection to Permatang Pauh, Mohamad Fandi Rosli, 26, died on the spot due to serious head and body injuries.

It is understood that he was from Sungai Petani, Kedah, and was on his way home after work at a factory in Perai.

Police believe the 19-year-old woman who was driving a Proton Gen-2 was drunk.

“The Proton Gen-2 was driven against traffic flow from Sungai Dua heading to Butterworth and crashed into the front of the Perodua Kelisa driven by Mohamad Fandi.

“The crash caused the car driven by the woman to veer to the left and crash into a motorcycle before it spun several times and hit two cars and a factory van,” said Seberang Perai Tengah district police chief, ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid.

He said the woman, a motorcyclist and the three drivers of the other vehicles suffered minor injuries and were sent to Seberang Jaya Hospital.

The body of Mohamad Fandi was also sent to the same hospital. – BERNAMA

JOHOR BAHRU – Three people, including two siblings, were killed when the Proton Persona car they were travelling in went out of control and skidded into a ravine at KM60, on Jalan Kota Tinggi-Sungai Rengit, Kota Tinggi, today.

Kota Tinggi police chief Supt Rahmat Othman said the victims identified as Norhaizam Ngatino, 34, his brother, Muhammad Izwan, 23 and friend, Mohamad Inderul Zain, 32, died at the scene due to severe head injuries.

Another brother of Norhaizam, Hisyamuddin, 26, who was also in the vehicle sustained severe injuries and was being treated at Kota Tinggi Hospital, he said in a statement here today.

According to Rahmat, in the incident which occurred around 10am, Norhaizam who was driving, was on the way to Sungai Rengit from Kota Tinggi.

The victim reportedly lost control of the car and hit the divider, causing the vehicle to fall into an eight-metre ravine. – BERNAMA

SHAH ALAM – In a macabre twist of fate, a container lorry driver’s body was severed into two during a three-lorry collision at the South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE) near here today.

According to a Selangor Fire and Rescue Department spokesman, the lower half the victim’s body was found in the driver’s seat of his lorry which had burst into flames.

The impact of the accident caused the other half of the body to be hurled into another lorry which was laden with liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders.

In a statement here, the spokesman said the third lorry involved in the crash was ferrying the liquid chemical, Toluene (UN1294).

The grisly accident occurred about 8am.

“Initially, the fire and rescue team encountered difficulty in extricating the remains of the container lorry driver as his lorry was ablaze, while the lorry carrying Toluene began to leak as a result of the mishap.

“The Hazardous Material (Hazmat) team is working to contain the Toluene spill,” he said.

The spokesman said the drivers of the second and third lorries sustained injuries in the mishap and were sent to the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital.

All three lorries were heading to Pulau Indah, Port Klang prior to the collision, he added. – BERNAMA

PORT DICKSON – A motorcyclist died and a motorist was injured in an accident that caused the car to catch fire at Km21 of the Seremban-Port Dickson Highway on a lane heading to Seremban early today.

Port Dickson Fire and Rescue operations chief Mohamed Gadaffi Abd Manaf said four other vehicles were also involved in a minor accident while trying to avoid hitting the car and motorcycle, but none of the motorists was injured.

Mohamed Gadaffi said the fire and rescue station was alerted at 6.35am and six fire-fighters arrived at the scene in 30 minutes.

The dead motorcyclist and the injured motorist were taken to the Port Dickson Hospital, he said. – BERNAMA

PETALING JAYA: Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah said that Malaysians should stop playing the blame game and instead work with the authorities to find a solution with regard to the accident that killed eight teenage cyclists early Saturday morning.

“Hurtful or angry words will not bring them back to life,” the Johor Permaisuri said in a Facebook post on Sunday.

In the tragedy on Saturday, a car ploughed into a group of teenagers at about 3.30am. Six died on the spot while two others died on the way to Hospital Sultanah Aminah.

Two other teenagers are in critical condition at the intensive care unit of the hospital, while six more have broken bones and head injuries.

The driver of the car has been released on police bail.

Following the accident, many people have criticised the parents of the children for allowing them to go out late at night.

 

TAIPING – A woman died while her husband was injured after their car skidded and
collided into a road divider at KM 200.9 of North-South Expressway (north bound)
near Gunung Semanggol, yesterday.

Kamunting Fire and Rescue Station chief Taufiq Abdul Satar said Nur Fazlina
Fazil, 25, was brought to Taiping Hospital where she died at 10pm while her
husband Muhammad Hisyamuddin Yunus, 25, suffered slight injuries.

“The couple from Ipoh who just got married on Saturday were on their way
back to Kulim, Kedah,” he told Bernama here last night.

Taufiq said the station received an emergency call about the incident at
3.04pm and a team rushed to the scene.

“When we arrived at the location, our crew found the woman passenger had
been thrown out of the vehicle which was at the side of the drain while the
driver suffered slight injuries.

“Our firefighters gave emergency treatment to the victim who was badly
injured and brought her in our vehicle to the Taiping Hospital,” he said.

Firefighters also found RM8,000 in cash belonging to the victims in the car
and had handed over the money to the police.
–BERNAMA

IPOH – A family of five were injured after the four-wheel drive vehicle they were travelling in collided with a tour bus at the Simpang Pulai-Cameron Highlands road, today.

The middle-aged couple and three children under 12 were taken to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital here.

Simpang Pulai Fire and Rescue chief Rozmi Che Hamat said the department received a call about the incident at 11.53 am.

“Firemen who were at the scene had to use rescue equipment to remove the man trapped in the Toyota Hilux car,” he said when contacted.

He added that two bus drivers and six passengers on board the bus were unharmed. – BERNAMA

IPOH – An engineer died after falling off his motorcycle and being hit and dragged by a car for about one kilometre at 374.9 southbound near Tanjung Malim along the North-South Expressway, today.

Perak Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department deputy chief, DSP Mohd Mahiri Hussin said in the incident at 12.40am, Izzudin Hamdan, 26, from Sitiawan and his friend, Mohd Zahir Mohd Khair, 30, were riding their motorcycles towards Ulu Bernam from Manjung on the left lane.

He said Izzudin lost control and was thrown off the machine onto the middle lane.

“An oncoming Audi car hit and drag the victim towards the right lane before another vehicle hit him again before reaching the traffic divider,” he said in a statement here today.

Meanwhile, the victim’s motorcycle was dragged under an oncoming Hyundai Tucson causing it and the car to catch fire.

However, the driver and passengers in the car escaped unhurt, said Mohd Mahiri, adding, the body was sent to Slim River Hospital for post mortem. – BERNAMA