Woman killed, three others badly hurt in Lahad Datu accident


KOTA KINABALU: A woman was killed in an accident involving two vehicles in Lahad Datu on Monday (July 10).

The woman, in her 50’s, was travelling in a car with four other people including a child.

The woman was declared dead at the scene by medical officers on site, while three others sustained serious injuries.

According to the Fire and Rescue Department, they received the report at 3.35pm regarding the fatal accident at a stretch along Jalan Lahad Datu – Tawau, involving a Proton Saga and a Toyota Hilux.

“A child victim was earlier brought to the hospital before the firemen arrived at the location.

“The team proceeded to extract the four victims stuck in a vehicle using rescue tools, where the three were found seriously injured after being pulled out and the other victim was killed on the spot,” said a department spokesman.

The injured victims were sent to the hospital for further treatment, while the body was handed over to the police for further action.

Meanwhile in a separate case in Tuaran, a 32-year-old man sustained injuries when he accidentally drove his four-wheel-drive (4WD) into a house in a village in the district.

Tuaran Fire and Rescue Department responded after receiving the report at 4.38pm about the incident at Kampung Bunga, Jalan Tenghilan there.

“The victim who was stuck in the driver’s seat was freed by the firemen and handed over to the ambulance to be taken to the hospital for further treatment.

“The operation ended at 5.10pm after ensuring there are no other risks on location,” added the spokesman.

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