Seven-year-old dies in car-lorry crash

Horrific crash: The wrecked car after the crash along Jalan Lintas in Kota Kinabalu.

KOTA KINABALU: A seven-year-old girl died after the car she was travelling in with two relatives was involved in an accident with a lorry.

She was declared dead on the spot while the 59-year-old woman driver of the car and a 15-year-old boy suffered minor injuries in the accident at about 5.30am yesterday at Jalan Lintas near Taman Khidmat here.

The three victims were stuck inside after the crash and had to be extracted, said a Fire and Rescue Department spokesman.

“Two of them were given treatment by a medical officer and health personnel at the scene.”

The 39-year-old lorry driver was not injured.

In KUALA BERANG, Hulu Terengganu, an elderly couple were killed after the four-wheel-drive vehicle they were travelling in crashed into a trailer lorry at KM392.9 of the East Coast Expressway 2 (LPT2).

Hulu Terengganu district police chief Deputy Supt Hasmeera Hassan said Mohd Ghani, 68, and his wife Minah Abdullah, 69, from Kampung Tok Rimau in Kuala Terengganu, died on the spot from severe body injuries in the 9pm accident on Sunday.

He said from preliminary investigations, the victims were believed to have been travelling from Kuantan to Kuala Terengganu when the vehicle, driven by their son, rear-ended a trailer carrying oil palm dregs, which was heading to Kota Baru, on the left lane.

“The impact of the crash caused severe damage to the front part of the vehicle.

“The couple’s son suffered broken legs, while the lorry driver and his attendant escaped unhurt,” he said when contacted by Bernama.

DSP Hasmeera said firemen from the Bandar Al-Muktafi Billah Shah Fire and Rescue Station removed the bodies from the vehicle.

The remains were sent to Hospital Hulu Terengganu for an autopsy.

He said the case was being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act.

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