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5,083 Road Accident Deaths Recorded For Jan-Sept

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  MALACCA – A total of 5,083 deaths were recorded in 400,788 road accidents nationwide between January and September this year. Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department director, SAC Sharul Othman Mansor said of the total, 1,077 fatal accidents involved schoolchildren aged between six and 20, followed by 1,150 people who were seriously injured…

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‘That Driver Has Destroyed Us’ – Paralympics Athlete

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KUALA LUMPUR – Two potential Asean Para Games gold medals are now in jeopardy after Malaysia’s para cycling squad were involved in a hit-and-run accident this morning. National cycling coach Johari Nayan was putting the final touches to his two prized tandem prospects when all five were knocked down by a pickup truck while training…

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Driver Who Rammed Into Para-Cyclists Arrested

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SHAH ALAM – The driver of a four-wheel drive believed to have rammed into four Malaysian cycling athletes and their head coach this morning, was detained at around 5.30 pm. Kuala Selangor police chief Supt Ruslan Abdullah said the 46-year-old man was picked up after he lodged a police report on the incident at the…

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Boy Survived Crash That Killed Father, Finally Die

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BUTTERWORTH – One week ago, on his fourth birthday, Muhammad Aseem Mohd Khalil survived an accident which claimed his father’s life in Kepala Batas, Seberang Perai Utara. Yesterday, the boy was killed in another accident in Kepala Batas while on his way back from a clinic after attending to his wounds from the previous crash.…

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Ambulance Slams Motorcylist After Beating Red Light

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BUKIT MERTAJAM – A private ambulance, on its way to Simpang Ampat to attend to a distress call, was rammed by a car at the Jalan Song Ban Keng-Pusat Perniagaan Gemilang traffic lights junction here this morning. The impact of the collision caused the ambulance to skid and ram into several motorcyclists who were waiting…

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Couple, Teacher Die In Separate Road Accidents

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MELAKA – A married couple lost their lives when the car they were travelling in, crashed into the back of a lorry along kilometre 187, North-South Expressway around 5.40 am today.

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1 Burnt To Death, Another Injured In Semporna Road Accident

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SEMPORNA – A car skidded and caught fire here early today, causing one person to be burnt to death and another injured, according to the Semporna Fire and Rescue Station. The dead person has yet to be identified while the injured man was identified as Muhammad Basran Tuara, Semporna Fire and Rescue Station chief Fazizul…

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Man, 3 Children Killed In Tambunan Road Accident

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TAMBUNAN – A man and his three children died while his wife was badly injured after the motorcycle they were riding crashed into the rear of a lorry near here yesterday, police said today. Keningau Police chief DSP Ahmad Jawila said the dead were Simon Sadi, 29, his son Aron, six, daughter Selvy, four, and…

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Third Sibling In Road Accident Dies

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TAMPIN – A third sibling has succumbed to her injuries following Tuesday evening’s two-vehicle accident along KM12 Jalan Pasir Besar-Rompin near here. K. Vharshiena, 11, died while being treated at the Kuala Pilah Hospital at about 10pm on Tuesday night. She was travelling in a car driven by her mother with three other siblings when…

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Woman, Daughter Killed In Sarawak Road Accident

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SRI AMAN – A woman and her three-year-old daughter died in an accident at Km52 of Jalan Sri Aman-Sarikei early today, according to the Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department. A spokesman said Jamayiah Morni, 35, and her daughter, Juma Atun Khodijah Mohammad Rezal, died on the spot in the accident that occurred at 2.18am. Jamayiah’s…

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24 People On Easter Holiday Trip Killed In Bus-Tanker Collision

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MEXICO CITY -Twenty-four people from a close-knit group on a Easter holiday trip were killed when the bus they were travelling in collided with a gas tanker truck in south Mexico on Thursday. Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto has expressed his condolences to the relatives of the victims via Twitter. The tanker was loaded with…

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Ship Crew Member Claims Trial To Causing Death Of Woman

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GEORGE TOWN – A ship crew member was charged in the Special Traffic Court here today, to riding a motorcycle recklessly and causing the death of a woman last Thursday. Nazri Che Lah, 44, claimed trial before Magistrate Mohamad Amin Shahul Hamid. He was charged with riding the motorcycle bearing registration number PMX 7454 in…

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2 Men Including Thai National Die In Tapah Road Accident

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TAPAH – Two men including a Thai national perished in an accident at KM354, North-South Expressway, northbound before the Ladang Bikam lay-by, last night. District police chief Supt Som Sak Din Keliaw said Huen Chee Hon, 30, and the Thai who had not been identified were in the front passenger seat and back seat respectively,…

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Baby Killed When Car Rear-Ends Broken-Down Lorry In Sibu

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SIBU – An outing for a family of four ended in tragedy when their car slammed into the rear of a lorry parked on the roadside on Wednesday night. A nine-month-old baby girl was killed in the 7.45pm accident at Batu 8, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman here. A police spokesman said the lorry driver, whose…

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Rescuers Search For Pickup Truck Which Fell Into Ravine At East-West Highway

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GERIK – The search is on for the driver of a pickup truck, said to have lost control of his vehicle before falling into a ravine at KM17 of the East-West Highway. The Fire and Rescue Department said police alerted it to the incident at 4.18pm yesterday. “Our team, together with the police and Forestry…

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Husband And Wife Killed In Collision With Trailer

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ALOR SETAR – A married couple, both teachers, were killed when their car collided with a trailer at Jalan Alor Punti, Pendang, near here. Pendang police chief Dept Supt Fadzil Hashim identified the dead as Mohd Padzil Rashid, 50, who was the driver, and his wife Masmiwaza Mohd Noor, 42. According to Mohd Padzil’s sister in…

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Factory Manager Burnt To Death In Perai Road Accident

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BUTTERWORTH – A factory manager was burnt to death after his car caught fire following an accident with a lorry here last night. Yong Peng Foo, 53, died after he was trapped in the Honda City car he was driving along Lorong Perindustrian 2 in the Perai Industrial Area, according to the Perai Fire and…

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General Manager Of A Private Company Killed In Road Accident

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KUALA LUMPUR – The general manager of a private company in Penang was killed after his car was rammed by a sand-laden trailer which had skidded into the opposite lane at km13.7 of the Middle Ring Road 2, Ampang bound, here, today. Gombak Police Chief ACP Ali Ahmad said Tan Siew Tong, 51, who was…

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Toddler, Mum Critically Injured In Crash On Elite Highway

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SEPANG: A woman and her eight-month-old baby were critically injured in a three-vehicle collision on KM28.6 of the Elite Highway. The incident on Monday caused a 7km gridlock from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Putrajaya as motorists travelled home to celebrate Hari Raya with their loved ones. The victims were travelling in a Honda…

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College Lecturer Dies In Road Accident

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SEREMBAN: A lecturer of the Negri Sembilan Matriculation College in Kuala Pilah was killed in a road accident at KM41.8 of the Lekas Expressway near Taman Markosa here Friday. The Toyota Wish car driven by Zaib Ngah, 53, hit the rear of a lorry at about 7am as he was driving to the college, said…

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Two Killed In Horror Crash

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TANJUNG MALIM: A horrific accident involving 16 vehicles resulted in a man losing his wife and daughter when their car was sandwiched between two trailers. Nurul Syazeila Iryani Suhaimi, 28, and her 18-month-old daughter Hanna Humaira Mohd Hasnun, died on the spot in the 9.30am incident yesterday. Both were pinned to the seats and firemen…

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4 Die In Head-On Collision On Gua Musang-Kuala Krai Road

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GUA MUSANG – A Malaysian and three Indonesians were killed after their car was involved in a head-on collision with another that had hit a cow at Km10 Jalan Gua Musang-Kuala Krai yesterday. Another Malaysian in the Proton Iswara car was badly injured while a couple in the other car, a Toyota Camry, were slightly…

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Three Killed In Tanah Merah Road Accident

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TANAH MERAH – Three men were killed and three women seriously injured in an accident involving two cars at Km2.4 of Jalan Tanah Merah-Pasir Mas near Kampung Jelatok here Saturday night. Tanah Merah Police chief DSP Suzaimi Mohamad said today the dead were identified as Tan Hok Sun, 28; Mohd Alif Amani Mohd Zardi, 20,…

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Two Navy Personnel Died In Accident In Simpang Pulai

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IPOH – Two navy personnel were killed when their vehicle collided with a lorry at Km 44, Jalan Keramat Pulai, Simpang Pulai, yesterday evening. Both victims, Norkhaliza Mohd Yusof, 23, and Mohd Shukri Mohammad, 25, who served at the navy headquarters’ human resource division of the Defence Ministry in Kuala Lumpur, died at the scene…

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All Scorched Victims In Perak Laid To Rest

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KUALA NERUS – The four members of a family who were found scorched in a car at KM265.4 on the North-South Highway (southbound) after the Menora Tunnel, Perak yesterday were laid to rest this morning. They were all buried in a single grave at the Hajar Kampung Gong Awang Lib Muslim Cemetery, Batu Rakit at…

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Witness Saw Yellow, White Myvi Cars Crashed Into Pajero

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KUALA LUMPUR – A witness told the Traffic Court here Thursday that she saw a yellow and white Myvi cars grazed the right and left side of a Pajero travelling ahead of her in the tragic accident on the Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE) which killed three family members last year. Insurance executive Rosmaliza Mazalan, 42,…

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Police Identify 30 Accident Blackspots In Pahang

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KUANTAN – Police have identified 30 blackspots in Pahang, with the highest number of accidents recorded along the East Coast Expressway. State police chief Datuk Seri Sharifuddin Abd Ghani said ‘Ops Selamat 8’, which is being carried out from Feb 1 till Feb 16 in conjunction with Chinese New Year would concentrate on the 30…

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Chiang Mai Bus Crash: Thai Govt To Compensate Victims’ Families

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CHIANG MAI: Families of at least 13 Malaysians killed in a bus crash here on Sunday, as well as those injured in the incident, will be compensated by the Thai government. “The government’s insurance office will pay the next of kin for each deceased THB1.6mil, while the injured travellers will receive up to THB600,000. “If…

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6 Passengers Injured In Bus Accident At North-south Expressway

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SUNGAI BULOH – Six pasengers of a tour bus including four women sustained light injuries after the bus they were travelling skidded at Km421.5 of the North-South Expressway (northbound) here, Saturday night. Selangor Fire and Rescue assistant director Mohd Sani Harul said in the 8.33 pm incident, the bus which was carrying 43 passengers and…

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2 Members Of A Family Perish, Two Others Injured In Accident Along LPT2

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KEMAMAN – Two family members perished while two others suffered injuries when the car they were travelling in skidded and crashed into the road divider at KM273.9 near the Cheneh Toll Plaza exit along the East Coast Highway 2 (LPT2), here Saturday night. In the 11.30am incident, Hasan Abd Wahab, 53, and his eldest son…

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