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Four dead in seven-vehicle pile-up on NS highway (updated)


PETALING JAYA: Four people died while three more were injured after a trailer spun out of control and caused a seven-vehicle pile-up at the North-South Expressway near Rawang.

The 12pm incident on Saturday (July 14), saw the trailer, which was heading north out of Kuala Lumpur, bump into two cars before losing control and getting on to the opposite side of the road.

Selangor Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Supt Azman Shari’at said that the trailer crashed into another car on the opposite lane while three more oncoming cars were unable to stop and rammed into the trailer.

“A total of seven vehicles and 10 people were involved in the crash.

“Three of them, a man and two women, were in one of the cars that rammed into the trailer. 

“They were all 24 years old (at time of death) while another man, 48, from a separate car also died at the scene,” he added when contacted on Saturday.

The 48-year-old man’s son, 10, is in critical condition.

The driver of the trailer, 45, suffered a broken arm while another man, 49, has a broken leg.

Four people escaped injuries.

The bodies and the injured victims have been sent to Hospital Sungai Buloh.

Police are investigating the case for reckless driving and have collected blood and urine samples from the trailer driver.

  • This story has been amended from an earlier version because of additional information.

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