Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Local jockey killed in car accident

From theStar:-

IPOH: A horse-racing jockey died after he lost control of his Proton Iswara which crashed into a drain.

Lim Cheng Woei, 27, from Sungai Puyu, Butterworth, died on the spot after the 8.40am incident yesterday, which occurred at Jalan Medan Ipoh.

A police spokesman said Lim was pinned in his car and had suffered serious head injuries.

Tragic loss: A tow truck operator retrieving the car from the drain in the accident which took the life of Lim (below, left) at Jalan Medan Ipoh yesterday.

“Initial investigations showed that the victim was on his way to Medan Ipoh from Jalan Medan Ipoh 1 but lost control while negotiationg a bend,” he said.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Three depts conducting integrated road safety ops

From theStar:-

KUALA LUMPUR: The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) together with the Road Transport Department (JPJ) and the police are conducting an integrated road safety operation in conjunction with Hari Raya.

Mohamed Nur said the operation would be divided into three focus areas of monitoring, with the enforcement agencies concentrating on inspection of permits of public transportation vehicles as well as bus ticket touts.

JPJ’s focus is to inspect the technical aspects of vehicles around depots and bus terminals throughout the peninsula while the police would conduct checks on expressways, federal and state roads.

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Nine killed in grisly crash

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From theStar:-

KUCHING: Nine Indonesians were killed in a horrific collision at Jelukong that flung most of them out of their vehicle and onto the road.

The Indonesians were travelling in a Toyota Rush which had collided head-on with a lorry at KM38 on the Sri Aman-Sarikei road at about 3.30am.

Most of them are believed to have died on impact.

Rescue workers had to extricate the lorry driver who was trapped in his vehicle which landed on its side.

Lubok Antu OCPD DSP James Johnathan, when contacted in Kuala Lumpur, said he was informed that there were too many people in the Toyota Rush and this could be one of the factors that led to the accident.

He also did not discount the possibility that there was poor visibility during the time of the crash as it was quite foggy.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Crashes cause massive jams

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From theStar:-

BUTTERWORTH: Four accidents on the Penang Bridge and one on the North-South Expressway (NSE) before the turnoff to the bridge caused massive traffic jams that resulted in commuters arriving late for appointments.

A motorcyclist, in his 50s, was killed in the first accident at 6.30am yesterday when his machine crashed with a trailer at Km5.1 on the island-bound stretch of the bridge.

A Penang Bridge Sdn Bhd spokesman said about 30 minutes later a four-vehicle pile-up occurred at Km4.8 of the island-bound stretch.

She said another four-vehicle pile-up was reported at about the same time at Km138.2 of the NSE before the turnoff to the bridge.

“This was followed by a seven-car pile-up on the mainland-bound stretch at Km6.2 at 8.06am,” she said.

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Bank officer’s kind gesture lands him in a jam

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From theStar:-

KUALA TERENGGANU: A kind gesture by a bank officer in giving way to an ambulance proved disastrous as his car was rammed by another vehicle.

Salina said her husband had given way to an ambulance behind them but a Perodua Myvi coming from Jalan Sultan Omar rammed into the left side of their car.

“The impact caused us to crash into a Proton Wira while the Perodua Myvi rammed into the traffic light.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Contractor and son killed in freak accident

From theStar:-

MARANG: A contractor and his eight-year-old son died when their car rammed into the back of an excavator near Kampung Jambu Bongkok here.

Wan Shaari Zakaria, 50, and his son Wan Shakisfri were on their way home to Marang at 5pm on Saturday after a trip to Dungun when the accident occurred at KM62 of the Kuala Terengganu-Kuantan road.

Marang OCPD Deputy Supt Ahmad Mazlan Yahaya said initial investigations revealed that Wan Shaari had lost control of the vehicle before ramming into the excavator parked by the roadside.

He said the victims were dead by the time the ambulance arrived.

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Mishap involving cat kills two men

From theStar:-

LENGGENG: Two Rela members returning from work on motorcycles were killed after they were hit by a pick-up truck.

A police spokesman said the truck, driven by a man in his 40s, was believed to have skidded when it tried to avoid hitting a cat along Jalan Lenggeng-Matin last night.

The vehicle overturned after it collided with the motorcycles in the 11.30pm incident.

Zainal Abidin Nordin, 46, and Amran Ahmad, 36, died on the spot. The cat was also killed.

“The driver escaped unhurt in the incident,” he said. — Bernama