1 killed, 3 injured, as Lipis double-decker bus crashes into parked lorry

HIDIR REDUAN

KUANTAN: A double-decker express bus driver was killed when his vehicle collided with a parked trailer lorry in Lipis early this morning.

The bus, which was ferrying 39 passengers, crashed into the stalled lorry near Kampung Kubang Rusa, Jalan Lipis-Merapoh, at around 2.32am.

The bus driver died at the scene, while the bus’s second driver and two female passengers were injured.

It is learnt that concerned passers-by assisted in extricating victims from the vehicle.

A spokeswoman for the Lipis police headquarters confirmed the accident, adding that a five-man Fire and Rescue Department team arrived at the scene at 3.21am.

She said the injured victims were sent to the Gua Musang Hospital in Kelantan for treatment, while the deceased's body was sent to the Lipis hospital.