Three killed, one hurt, in lorry-SUV collision in Raub


KUANTAN: Three people were killed and one seriously injured when a lorry and SUV collided at Km358 of Jalan Kuala Lumpur-Kota Bharu (Jalan Raub-Bentong) near Taman Wawasan Raub, at 6pm yesterday.

The incident occurred when the bleach-laden lorry, en route to a nearby shopping complex, struck the Toyota Hilux, which was carrying four passengers.

“The driver of the Toyota Hilux, Moo Chung Hong, 32, was killed in the accident, along with front and backseat passengers, Mohamad Nor Firdaus Ahmad, 22 and Hew Choo Yin, 29,” Raub District Police chief Supt Wan Mohd Zahari Wan Busu said.

A second backseat passenger, Najid Hamdi Kamaluddin, 25, was seriously injured.

The 39-year-old lorry driver was unhurt.

The three bodies were sent to the Raub District hospital for post-mortems, and Najid was also sent to the same hospital for treatment. -- BERNAMA