4, including toddler, killed, 3 hurt, in 2-car Tanah Merah crash

Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah

TANAH MERAH: Four people were killed and another three injured in a collision between two cars at Kampung Batu 9, near Batang Merbau here, early today.

Police identified the victims as car passengers Muhammad Saiful Sidek, 17, his 54-year-old mother, Paridah Ismail, her granddaughter, Nur Assyifa Muhammad, 3 and the diver of the second car, Mohd Roza Ismail, 38.

Two of the injured are Paridah's other children – car driver Muhammad Shahril, 31 and Suhaila, 23.

The third injured victim was a passenger in the second car.

Tanah Merah police chief Deputy Superintendent Suzaimi Mohamad said Shahril and his family members were returning to their home in Kuala Balah when the incident occurred at about 1am.

"Three of the victims died on the spot, while another was pronounced dead-on-arrival at the Tanah Merah hospital," Suzaimi said.