Penang Port chairman Tan resting at home after accident on NSE, says only suffered minor scratches


GEORGE TOWN: MCA vice-president Datuk Tan Teik Cheng (pic) is safe and well after he met with a car accident on the North-South Expressway on Thursday (June 10).

He is currently recuperating at home.

Tan, who is also Penang Port Commission chairman, was travelling to Putrajaya to meet the Transport Minister to discuss issues related to Penang Port when the accident happened near Behrang in Tanjung Malim, Perak at around 2.30pm on Thursday (June 10).

“The road was slippery due to the rain and my car slipped out of control and crashed into the left side of a mountain and overturned.

“Although my driver and I were shocked and frightened, we are both lucky to survive with only minor injuries.

“I was in the back seat and was fortunate to only suffer minor scratches.

“My driver only suffered minor injuries to his feet and he was sent to a specialist hospital for further treatment.

“I was not admitted to the hospital and is now recuperating at home, ” he said in a phone interview on Friday (June 11).

Tan added that he was thankful to have survived the car crash.

“The thrilling scene of the car slipping and overturning is vivid, and I am still fearful thinking about the accident.

“Luckily, I only suffered little scratches, there was no major problem.

“I am grateful that I am in safe hands now, ” he said.

He also expressed his gratitude to Tanjung Malim MCA chief Goh Choong Seng and Tanjung Malim Wanita MCA chief Lie Ying Har for their concern.

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