1 killed, 9 – including 5 children – hurt in 3-vehicle collision in PD


SEREMBAN: A woman was killed while nine others, including five children, were injured in a three-vehicle accident at Km260 of the North-South Expressway (northbound) near the Port Dickson Toll Plaza last night.

The deceased was a 45-year-old passenger of a Toyota Innova, who was killed at the scene after being flung out of the vehicle at about 11.30pm.

The injured victims are four adults, comprising a man and three women, and five children, aged between three and 16.

Operations officer of the Seremban Fire and Rescue Station, K. Putthiganami, said a Toyota Vios carrying three members of a family had skidded before hitting the road divider and coming to a stop in the middle of the expressway.

A Toyota Innova carrying seven members of a family and a Proton Preve carrying a husband and wife, were unable to avoid the Vios, and crashed into it.

"The accident caused the engine of the Proton Preve to catch fire. However, the husband and wife escaped injury and were taken out of the vehicle by members of the public before 10 firemen arrived at the location," he said.

Putthiganami said the body of the woman was sent to the Tuanku Ja'afar Hospital for an autopsy, while the injured victims were taken to the same hospital for treatment. -- BERNAMA