Six pupils suffer minor injuries in Tawau accident

The van carrying six primary school pupils that was involved in an accident with a four-wheel-drive in Tawau on Tuesday. The children sustained minor injuries and both drivers of the vehicles escaped unhurt.

KOTA KINABALU: Six primary school children aged 10 to 12 old sustained minor injuries after the van they were in met with an accident in Tawau on Tuesday (June 6).

District police chief ACP Jasmin Hussin, in a statement here, said the police received the information about the road accident at Batu 5, Jalan Apas, at 1pm.

"Investigations found that the 24-year-old van driver ferrying the six Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Batu 4 pupils was coming from the school and moving towards Kampung Hidayat nearby.

"Upon reaching a U-turn, the van was coming out of the junction when a four-wheel drive vehicle driven by a 24-year-old man came from the opposite side.

"Due to the impact, the van driver lost control of the vehicle and swerved, causing it to fall on its side.

"The accident saw the six minors suffer slight injuries, and both drivers escaped unhurt,” said ACP Jasmin.

The case is being investigated under Section 43(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 (careless and inconsiderate driving), he added.

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