Four die in four-vehicle pile-up

  • Nation
  • Monday, 24 Feb 2003

KUALA KUBU BARU: Four people, including a mother and son, were killed and four others injured in an accident involving a concrete-mixer truck and three cars along the KL–Ipoh trunk road near Rasa here late on Saturday. 

The victims were truck driver N. Kalimuthu, 31, K. Singaraveloo, 55, Yan Weng Woh, 31, and his mother Soo Yoke Chan, 60. 

Of the injured victims, one who suffered major injuries has been warded at the hospital here. Three others received outpatient treatment. 

Hulu Selangor district traffic chief C/Insp Hussein Mat Junus said the truck driver was believed to have lost control of his vehicle while travelling towards Ipoh. 

When the truck reached KM51, it crashed head-on with a Proton Wira, which was coming from the opposite direction, before colliding with a Proton Iswara and another Proton Wira. 

“The truck finally came to halt when it rammed into a drain. 

Its driver Kalimuthu was rushed to hospital by passers-by but was pronounced dead upon arrival,” added C/Insp Hussein. 

During the 8.30pm incident, Singaraveloo, who was driving his Proton Wira car heading towards Kuala Lumpur died on the spot while his wife, identified only as Marriyee, suffered major injuries. 

In the Proton Iswara, Yan was travelling with Soo, his 28-year-old wife Chong Miau Jen and seven-year-old daughter Shaet Jing.  

Yan and Soo died instantly while Chong and her daughter suffered minor injuries. 

The driver of the other Proton Wira, 41-year-old Mohd Noor Hassan, received outpatient treatment at the hospital. 

Police are investigating the accident under Section 41 of the Road Transport Act 1987, which concerns reckless and dangerous driving.  

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