SEREMBAN: A five-year-old boy was killed while three others were seriously injured in an accident involving a bus and three cars at KM 271.1 of the North-South Expressway near the Seremban rest and recreation area on Monday evening.
Negri Sembilan traffic staff officer ASP Mohd Hafidzal Zainal Abidin said the boy was identified as Muhammad Wafiq Fitri Walilah and that his father, Walilah Karim, 40, mother, Sri Yulianty Mukhtaruddin, 34 , and sister, Puteri Wafiqah Walilah, two, who was sitting on her mother's lap, were all seriously injured.
The 6.10pm accident caused a massive 10km traffic jam.
"Initial investigations revealed that the accident occurred when a bus that was heading to Nilai from Seremban skidded and hit the rear of a Honda MPV which was moving slowly because of heavy traffic.
"A Toyota MPV which was earlier in front of the bus diverted into the left lane but was hit in the rear by a car on the left lane," he said.
According to him, Muhammad Wafiq Fitri, who was in the back seat of the Honda, is believed to have died on the spot when he was thrown out of the car. The drivers of the other vehicles were not injured and the bus driver has been detained for further investigations.
The body of the victim was sent to the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital while the injured are also receiving treatment at the same hospital. - Bernama
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