SEREMBAN: Sri Pahang FC manager Dollah Salleh and seven of his family members were involved in a traffic accident after the vehicle they were traveling in skidded at KM8 of Jalan Kuala Pilah-Batu Kikir near here on Monday (Jan 17) night.
Kuala Pilah OCPD Supt Amran Mohd Ghani said the crash occurred at about 9pm while the family members were believed to be heading to Shah Alam, Selangor, from Muadzam Shah, Pahang.
He said Dollah, 59, who is also a former national coach, was slightly injured in the neck, while his wife, Roslina Ibrahim, 58, on the cheek.
Other family members travelling in the multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), including a nine-month-old baby boy, were not injured, he added.
Sup Amran said preliminary investigations found that the incident occurred when Dollah’s son-in-law, Muhammad Shafiq Shukaimi, 34, who was at the wheel of the MPV, lost control of the vehicle, causing it to veer onto the opposite lane and almost plunge into a ravine before stopping.
Others travelling in the vehicle were Muhammad Shafiq’s wife, Nurdian Dollah, 34, and their four children, Nur Sarah Amanda, 10, Nur Shffiya Ayra, 9, Nursabrina Adeena, 5, and the baby, Muhammad Sulaiman Adeen.
All the victims were rushed to Kuala Pilah Hospital and were reported to have been discharged early today, he said in a statement.
Images of the crash, believed to have been taken by residents in the area, have gone viral on social media since Monday night. - Bernama