Falling tree crushes voter’s car


Close shave: The tree that fell on top of a vehicle that was driven by a voter.

JOHOR BARU: A 57-year-old woman was injured after her vehicle was crushed by a falling tree at Jalan Pertahanan here while she was on her way home after casting her vote for the Pulai parliamentary seat.

Larkin Fire and Rescue Department operation commander Mohd Shah Rizal Abdul Rahman said the department received a distress call regarding the 3.02pm incident yesterday.

“The incident occurred at Jalan Pertahanan in Taman Desa Rahmat. The victim suffered an injury to her left thigh after it was punctured by the falling tree.

“A total of 10 personnel were deployed to the location to help with the rescue operation,” he said in a statement.

The victim, identified as Mary Tan, was on her way home after casting her vote at SMK Dato Abdul Rahman Yassin, which is about 500m from the polling centre, he added.

“The victim was successfully removed from her car and was brought to Hospital Sultanah Aminah to be treated,” he said, adding that the tree was cut using two chainsaws.

The operation ended at 3.28pm.

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