IPOH: Two survivors from the horrific accident along the North-South Expressway have been moved out of the Slim River Hospital.
Tanjung Malim traffic chief C/Insp Ahmad Sabri Saidin said Heng Ah Lee, 60, and Chong Soon Choy, 61, have been sent to the Serdang Hospital in Selangor and Bagan Specialist Hospital in Penang respectively.
C/Insp Ahmad Sabri said Heng was being treated at the Intensive Care Unit prior to being sent to Serdang, but declined to elaborate on his injuries.
However, he said Chong had a broken arm and ribs.
It is learnt that Heng was transferred to Serdang on Tuesday night while Chong was moved out yesterday.
Two other survivors are still being treated at the Slim River Hospital Bu Wei Hong, in his 50s, and five-year-old Lim Tau Hong.
Ho Seok Yi, 18, and Goey Wen Ni, 16, were discharged on Tuesday after receiving treatment.
In the 7am accident on Tuesday, five people were killed and six others injured when the MPV they were travelling in crashed into the rear of a 12-tonne rice-laden lorry at KM372 of the expressway.
The dead were Pang Lee Si, 35, Heng Choon Tee, 33, Poh Hock Huat, 60, Daphne Eng Yuik Yee, 14, and Juvien Chin Yu Xuan, 12.
The MPV, which departed from Parit Buntar at 3.45am, was carrying 11 people and heading to Muar to perform at a temple function.
Police have yet to record statements from Chong, the MPV driver.
“We have taken a statement from the lorry driver.
“We have also taken blood samples from Chong and the lorry driver for tests,” C/Insp Ahmad Sabri said, adding that a tyre from the MPV has been sent to the Chemistry Department for analysis.
Meanwhile, Deputy Tanjung Malim OCPD Deputy Supt R. Supramamiam urged witnesses to come forward to assist in investigations.