Sunday, April 4, 2010

Kinabatangan crash claims four lives

Kota Kinabatangan: Four passengers of a four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicle died on the spot when it collided with a timber-laden lorry in Tongod, about 140km from here, on Wednesday. They were driver Rimin Bin Tuakal, 43, son Mohd Radhie Rimin, 19, Normin Itin, 51, and his two-year-old son Mohd Ajimi Normin.

Kinabatangan Police Chief, DSP Jaini Abdul Kadir, said Friday the crash occurred about 4pm in a hilly area when the 4WD was heading uphill and the lorry, descending. He said the bodies were sent to the Kinabatangan Hospital for post-mortem. The 24-year-old lorry driver was released on police bail after his statement was recorded.

In another fatal accident on Thursday, Jaini said a 70-year-old elderly woman also died on the spot when the car she was in collided with another vehicle at Km 93 of Sandakan-Lahad Datu road at 7.15pm. The deceased was with her 80-year-old husband who was driving the car, their 39-year-old son and a 13-year-old granddaughter, and were turning right heading to Kg Sentosa when it collided with the other vehicle coming from Lahad Datu. Jaini said the deceased's husband and granddaughter escaped unhurt but her son broke his arm and leg. The deceased was sent to the district hospital for post-mortem. 

 Source Daily Express April 3, 2010

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