Special Branch officer killed in four-vehicle crash on NKVE

TEOH PEI YINGAARON LEE


PETALING JAYA: A sergeant major, attached with the Selangor police headquarters' Special Branch division, was killed in a four-vehicle crash at KM18.1 of the north-bound New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) near Kota Damansara this morning.


The victim, Suvinder Singh Indur Singh, 52, who was travelling in a Toyota Camry, died on the spot in the 6.40am incident.


Two cars and two sports utility vehicles were involved in the accident.


Selangor Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Superintendent Kamaludin Mohamad said initial investigation revealed that Suvinder’s car had collided with another car before crashing into a Land Rover SUV.


“The Camry and the other car veered into the middle lane after the collision. The impact of the crash caused the Land Rover to overturn after the driver lost control of the vehicle.


“The driver of the Toyota Fortuner, who was attempting to avoid crashing, lost control of his SUV and skidded into the emergency lane,” he said.


Kamaludin said Suvinder’s body has been taken to Universiti Malaya Medical Centre for a post-mortem.


He said investigation into the case is still ongoing.


KOTA KINABALU: A 62-year-old man was killed when he was hit by a sport utility vehicle while crossing the road with his wife near SM Shan Tao, Likas, this morning.


Lee Thien Yu, a former businessman, died on the spot due to severe head and body injuries in the 6.14am incident along Jalan Tuaran.


The victim's wife, who was walking in front of him, was unhurt.


It was learnt that the couple was trying to cross the road to get to a bus stop located on the other side of the stretch.


The victim's wife managed to get across seconds before the Toyota Fortuner, heading towards the city centre from Inanam, slammed into the victim.


Police have so far detained the 37-year-old driver for questioning and classified the case under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.