Motorist killed in accident with trailer at Kunak

KOTA KINABALU: A driver in his 50s was killed during a collision with a trailer in Kunak district on Monday (March 20).

Firefighters retrieved the body of the victim from the car, before he was pronounced dead at the scene by a medical officer, said the Fire and Rescue Department spokesman.

The Department earlier received the report of the incident along Jalan Kunak-Tawau, Batu 60 there at 11.54am, involving a four-wheel drive (4WD) and a trailer with three victims.

"The woman passenger who was injured was sent to the hospital for treatment before the team arrived, while the trailer driver escaped unhurt.

"The operation ended at 12.27pm," added the spokesman.

Meanwhile in a separate case in Kundasang, the Department’s Mountain Search and Rescue (Mosar) unit assisted a woman climber who sprained her ankle to descend Mount Kinabalu.

The team received the alert at 10.17am about the 27-year-old victim at Kilometre 5.6 of Mount Kinabalu.

"She sustained the injury while trying to go down the mountain.

"The Mosar team offered early treatment and wrapped her ankle with a bandage, before carrying her down to Timpohon Gate (mountain entrance) using a stretcher.

"The victim was handed over to the hospital ambulance for further treatment and the operation ended at 3.25pm," the spokesman added.

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