22 injured after bus collides with pick-up truck near Sitiawan

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 03 Mar 2024

IPOH: The driver and 20 passengers of an express bus sustained injuries after the vehicle was involved in an accident with a pick-up truck in Changkat Cermin near Sitiawan.

The 63-year-old driver of the pick-up truck was also injured in the 5.36pm incident on Sunday (March 3) at KM20 of the Jalan Sitiawan-Ipoh near a petrol station.

Manjung OCPD Asst Commissioner Mohamed Nordin Abdullah said initial investigation found that the bus from Sitiawan was heading to Ipoh, when the pick-up truck driver changed its direction from the right to the left lane.

"Due to the pick-up truck being too close to the bus, the driver of the bus was unable to avoid the truck, and hit the truck from the back on the right side, and skidded into a drain.

"The 41-year-old bus driver sustained injuries.

"The 20 passengers, consisting of 11 women aged between 17 and 47-years-old, and nine males aged between 19, and 63 also suffered injuries," he added.

ACP Mohamed Nordin said all the injured had been sent to the Seri Manjung hospital for treatment.

The case he said was being investigated under Section 43 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

He said those with information on the incident have been urged to come forward to help in the investigations by contacting the investigating officer Insp Muhammad Asyraf Henry Philip 016-557 2540.

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