Man escapes with minor injuries after car flies across six metre-wide trench

ISKANDAR PUTERI: A 27-year-old driver escaped with minor injuries after his car went flying across a six metre-wide trench near the Bukit Indah roundabout here.

Iskandar Puteri OCPD Asst Comm Dzulkhairi Mukhtar said the man suffered injuries on his face and legs and was brought to Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) for treatment.

"The incident happened at about 3am on Monday (March 22) when the driver suddenly lost control of his vehicle at the roundabout.

"The driver ran over some roadside plants and went flying over the three-meter-deep trench and only came to a halt after the vehicle crashed into a tree," he said in a statement.

ACP Dzulkhairi added the car was badly damaged.

He said the case was being investigated under Rule 10 LN 166/59 of the Road Traffic Rules 1959 for failing to control a vehicle.

Meanwhile, Iskandar Puteri Fire and Rescue Department station chief Khairi Zainudin said that a total of eight personnel were deployed to the scene.

"The driver was trapped in his seat and special equipment was used free him before handing him over to a medical team for treatment," he said.

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