Motorists at the scene watching the burning car which had split into two.
JOHOR BARU: A driver was burnt to death after his car caught fire when it was hit by another car which lost control and swerved into his lane.
The Proton Wira driven by Liew Wei Liang (pic), 20, was split into two during the incident on Sunday.
Liew, a cook who resides in Masai here, was on his way to the city centre via Permas at around 9.30pm when a woman driver who was in a Toyota Vios lost control of her car and swerved into the opposite lane. He couldn’t stop in time and crashed into her car.
Johor Baru South OCPD Asst Comm Sulaiman Salleh said that Liew had died on the spot.
He said that the woman was sent to the Regency Specialist Hospital as she suffered from an injured back due to the impact, while Liew’s body was sent to Hospital Sultan Ismail.
He added that the woman was detained by police at the hospital for investigations into the case.
On another matter, ACP Sulaiman said that the police are looking for a group in connection with the death of an 18-year-old welder in Taman Sentosa here.
“We believe that the victim was hit by a blunt object and tried to flee before falling into a drain along Jalan Songket.
“The victim’s body has been sent to the Hospital Sultanah Aminah for a post-mortem and we are still looking for the suspects connected to the case,” he said adding that the victim’s body was discovered by the public at around 6am on March 30.
Those with information pertaining to the incident are urged to contact the Johor Police Hotline at 07-2212999 or visit the nearest police station.