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IPOH – Motorists travelling north along the North-South Expressway were caught in an eight-hour traffic crawl caused by an overturned trailer near Tapah.

In the 6.30am incident yesterday, the trailer transporting wooden pallets spun of control near the 324.2km and came to an abrupt halt in the middle of the highway.

Tapah OCPD Supt Som Sak Din Keliaw said the 27-year-old driver from Taman Selayang Segar, Batu Caves, lost control of his vehicle which skidded to the left side of the expressway.

“He rammed into the barrier before the vehicle overturned on the right lane of the expressway,” he said.

“The accident caused an eight-hour jam before the trailer was finally removed from the site at about 2.30pm.”

Police recorded the driver’s statement and carried out a urine test.

The case will be investigated under Section 43(1) of the Road Transport Act for careless and inconsiderate driving. – The Star Online

TAPAH – An accident involving a car and an MPV at kilometre 318, North-South Expressway early this morning left one victim dead and three others injured.

Tapah Fire and Rescue Operation chief Zulkafli Hamad said the incident happened around 3.30am. A rescue team went to the scene following a distress call at 3.46am.

However the driver of the Proton Saga BLM, who was trapped in the car was already dead as confirmed by an emergency medical team, he said.

He said the body of the 23-year-old man was handed to police for further action.

“Initial investigations found that the Proton had grazed against the Naza Ria before turning turtle while the MPV skidded towards the side of the road,” he said when contacted here.

Zulkafli said the driver and passengers in the MPV who sustained injuries were sent to Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital. – BERNAMA

KEMAMAN – A woman and her three-year-old son were killed when the car they were travelling in skidded at Kilometre 264 of the East Coast Highway 2 (LPT2) here today.

In the 1.15pm incident, Fatimah Al-Zahrah Zainol Abidin, 32, and Al Fateh Mohd Shahrulnizam died at the scene after suffering severe injuries.

Terengganu Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department (JSPT) chief Abdul Razak Hassan said the woman’s husband Mohd Shahrulnizam Alias, 32, suffered minor injuries, while another child, Al Faris, 6, fractured his left leg.

The couple and their two children were on their way to Damansara, Selangor, from Kuala Terengganu , when Mohd Shahrulnizam, who was driving a Proton Saga BLM, lost control of the vehicle before crashing into a road barrier, he said.

“The bodies were sent to Kemaman Hospital Forensic Unit for post-mortem while the injured were treated at the same hospital,” he said when contacted by Bernama here today.- BERNAMA

KOTA TINGGI – An unemployed man was killed while two Form Two students were seriously injured in an accident involving two motorcycles at the Kampung Tembioh main road, here yesterday.

Ibrahim Edin, 39, who lived in Kampung Tembioh, died an hour after receiving treatment at the Kota Tinggi Hospital.

The two students of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Laksamana, Mohamad Zamri Abdul Razak, 14, from Jalan Wayang, here and his friend, Muhammad Khuzaieriey Abdullah, 14, from Kampung Tembioh sustained serious injuries and were in a coma.

Kota Tinggi District Police Chief, Supt Rahmat Othman said the accident occurred at about 1.30 pm.

He said the accident occurred when Ibrahim, who was riding a Honda EX5 from Kampung Tembioh heading towards Kota Tinggi town, was believed to be involved in a collision with a Yamaha 135LC motorcycle ridden by the two students coming from the oppositie direction.

“At 2.30 pm, Ibrahim was confirmed to have died while receiving treatment at the Kota Tinggi Hospital while the two students are still in a critical condition and referred to the Sultan Ismail Hospital, Johor Bahru,” he said. – BERNAMA


KUALA KUBU BHARU – Six people were killed after the Multi-Purpose Vehicle they were in was crushed by a trailer that skidded at KM403.3 of the North South Highway near the Tanjung Malim exit this morning.

Hulu Selangor police chief Supt R. Supramaniam said the north-bound trailer laden with earth was believed to have gone out of control before it skidded and landed on the Ssangyong MPV which was heading in the same direction.

“All the six died at the scene in the 7.40am incident. Police are still trying to establish if the victims are related,” he told Bernama.

The dead were Lam Leong Choy, 76, Low Wai Loon, 46, Lam Jie Yang, 19, Wong Check Lee, 53, Lam Jie Hong, 13, and Lam Wai Keat, 38.

Supramaniam said all the bodies were brought to the Kuala Kubu Bharu Hospital.

He said the trailer driver was not injured and had been brought the Hulu Selangor police station for urine and blood tests.

He added that the case had been classified as reckless driving resulting in deaths.

Meanwhile, Selangor Fire and Rescue assistant director of operations Mohd Sani Harul said they were alerted about the accident at 7.42am and despatched a team of six rescuers from the Kuala Kubu Bharu fire station.

“They took an hour and 15 minutes to extricate the victims from the MPV,” he said. – BERNAMA

LAHAD DATU – Six people including a woman and two children were killed after
their car was involved in a collision with a four-wheel-drive vehicle at
KM32 Jalan Lahad Datu-Tawau here last night.

Lahad Datu police chief ACP Hamzah Ahmad in a statement here today said the
10pm incident took the lives of Said Tuan Ramba, 28, and five others in the
Proton Saga car, namely Ismail Mangu, 25, Markus Mae Siku, 52, Parida Perada
Jamuludin, 35, Shahril Ismail, five, and Putri Ismail, two.

He said the accident happened after the Proton Saga which was on its way
from Lahad Datu to Tawau went out of control at a bend and crashed into a Isuzu
Dmax coming in the opposite direction.

“The Isuzu driver could not avoid the car as it was too close,” he said,
adding that the driver of the 4WD also sustained serious injuries.

2 Penang President's Cup Players Injured On Accident

GEORGE TOWN – Two Penang President’s Cup players were injured in an accident near the Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah (JSAHMS) bridge in Batu Maung while on their way to the Batu Kawan Stadium today by motorcycle.

Team manager Saad Hassan said striker Muhammad Asraf Aliffudin Yassin, 18, and defender Muhammad Shahmi Mohd Sohairi, 21, were involved in an accident at about 1pm today.

Saad said Muhammad Shahmi was seriously injured while Muhammad Asraf suffered minor injuries and that both were receiving treatment at the Lam Wah Ee Hospital.

“The players were supposed to have travelled by bus but since the bus driver was sick, the players had to travel to the stadium on their own,” he told Bernama when contacted here today.

He said both missed the match against Melaka United which started at 4.45pm today.

The players were heading towards the JSAHMS bridge on a motorcycle when they crashed into a vehicle. – BERNAMA

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