Two dead, one hurt after car collides head-on into trailer lorry in Papar

The front of the car was mangled after the crash.

KOTA KINABALU: Two people died, and another was seriously hurt when the rented car they were travelling in collided head-on with a five-tonne lorry trailer in Sabah’s southwestern Papar district on Friday (Dec 29).

The incident took place at KM45 Jalan Kimanis-Keningau at about 1am.

Papar police chief Supt Kamaruddin Ambo Sakka said the car driver, aged 33, and 32-year-old front seat passenger died on the spot following the crash.

He said they were travelling from the state capital to the interior Keningau district while the lorry was travelling downhill in the opposite direction.

"It was believed the driver of the car lost control of the vehicle before it veered into the opposing lane and crashed into the lorry," he said when contacted.

"Due to the impact of the collision, the driver and front seat passenger were killed on the spot," he added.

Supt Kamaruddin said the female passenger in the back seat had to be rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment.

He said three people travelling in the lorry comprising a one-year-old child; the driver, aged 31 and his 35-year-old assistant, escaped unhurt.

Investigations are ongoing under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for causing death by reckless or dangerous driving, he added.

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Accident , Fatality , Papar ,


Next In Nation

KKB polls: Incumbent party to run in by-elections, no seat swapping, says Tok Mat
Hanif Omar to be laid to rest at Bukit Kiara Cemetery
Multicultural celebrations are important for unity, says HR Minister
Cops nab man for allegedly raping underage girl during 'job interview'
Open houses vital for national harmony, says Dr Wee
Nearly 40% of councillors under 40, says Johor exco member
Over 10 names submitted for Sabah PKR chief post, says Anwar
KKB by-election: PN to hold supreme council meeting on April 22
Sultan Pahang expresses condolences to family of Hanif Omar
Sulwhasoo introduces immersive Insamjang pop-up in KL

Others Also Read