Woman driver critical after car bursts into flames

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  • Monday, 13 Feb 2017

GEORGE TOWN: A 34-year-old woman and her passenger, aged 49, were badly injured after the car she drove crashed and caught fire.

The 1.55am incident happened on a service road beside Jalan Masjid Negeri heading towards the Udini roundabout yesterday.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash said investigations showed that the woman was driving along Jalan Masjid Negeri.

“The car crashed into the service road and burst into flames.

“Firemen were able to put out the fire and both victims were sent to Penang Hospital,” he said.

He added that the driver was being treated at the red zone (critical) ward while the passenger suffered cuts and scratches. He was sent to the emergency ward.

The case is being investigated under Section 43(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for careless and inconsiderate driving.

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