Two dead, one injured in JB crash


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  • Sunday, 05 Jan 2020

JOHOR BARU: Two men were killed and a woman injured after the car they were in went out of control and hit a petrol station at the 9.5km Jalan Johor Baru-Kota Tinggi here.

South Johor Baru district police chief Asst Comm Shahurinain Jais said the dead were driver Prem Jayapal, 32, and front seat passenger S. Katiravan, 33, while the injured woman was back seat passenger Lim Wei Si, 21.

‘’The mishap is believed to have taken place when the black car heading to Kota Tinggi from the direction of Pandan skidded at a curve and hit the road divider of the entry road to the petrol kiosk.

‘’The car spun and crashed into a support pillar at the station, ’’ he said in a statement yesterday.

ACP Shahurinain said Prem Jayapal was thrown out of the car and was pinned under the vehicle on the driver’s side, while Katiraven was trapped between the front passenger’s and the driver’s seats.

He said the medical officer confirmed both dead at the scene.

‘’The woman was injured on the head and sent to Sultan Ismail Hospital, ’’ he said.

Tebrau Fire and Rescue Station operations commander Fire Senior Officer 11, Khairul Azhar Abd Aziz, in a statement, said eight firemen in a Fire rescue tender and an Emergency Medical Rescue Service (EMRS) unit rushed to the scene after a call was received at 6.26am yesterday. — Bernama

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