Two killed, one injured in accident in Johor Baru

JOHOR BARU: Two people have been killed while one was injured in an early morning accident here.

Johor Baru South OCPD Asst Comm Raub Selamat said the 4am accident on Saturday (June 15) at KM 3.5 of Jalan Skudai, Pantai Lido, involved a motorcycle and a car.

"The accident is believed to have occurred when the motorcyclist lost control of his vehicle as he was heading towards Johor Baru town from Skudai.

"The motorcycle then skidded and hit the car coming from behind. The collision caused the car to spin before hitting a road divider, while the motorcycle caught fire," he said in a statement.

He said the motorcyclist and a passenger in the car were killed at the scene after suffering serious injuries.

"Meanwhile, the driver of the car suffered serious head injuries and is currently being treated at Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA)," he said.

In a separate incident in Iskandar Puteri, a 23-year-old man was killed after he lost control of his vehicle and hit a tree while heading home from work.

Iskandar Puteri OCPD Asst Comm M. Kumarasan said the incident happened at about 2.50am on Saturday (June 15) around the Medini 5 area.

"The man and his three colleagues were on their way home from work when the accident occurred.

"It is believed that the deceased, who was the driver of the car, was speeding and lost control of the vehicle while passing through a corner.

"This caused the car to skid to the side of the road before hitting a tree," he said in a statement.

He said the driver suffered serious injuries due to the collision and died at the scene.

"His three friends, who are between 18 and 39 years old, were also injured and are currently seeking treatment at HSA," he said.

Both cases are being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act.

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