Woman dies, four others injured as bus hits cars in attempt to avoid dog


BATU PAHAT: A 21-year-old woman died and four others, including two children, were injured in a three-vehicle crash here.

Batu Pahat OCPD Asst Comm Ismail Dollah said the accident occurred when an express bus tried to avoid a stray dog along Jalan Bukit Batu-Bukit Kelicap in Senggarang here at around 11.40am on Sunday (April 18).

"The bus, carrying seven passengers, was heading towards Batu Pahat when a dog suddenly crossed the road.

"In an attempt to avoid the animal, the bus swerved into the opposite lane and hit an oncoming car.

"Another car coming from the opposite direction collided with the bus head-on," he said in a statement.

He said Nurul Izzah Abdul Jamil, 21, a passenger in the first car, died on the spot from severe head injuries while her driver Muhammad Shamril Rafiz Abdul Rahman, 23, suffered from head and arm injuries.

"The bus driver and seven passengers were unharmed.

"The 35-year-old woman and her two young children aged three and two in the other car suffered injuries and were sent to Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail," he said.

The case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

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