Lorry rams into 2 cars on North-South highway shoulder; kills college student, breaks legs of 2 cops

Lorry rams into 2 cars on North-South highway shoulder; kills college student, breaks legs of 2 cops
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IPOH - A lorry rammed into two vehicles parked on the shoulder of the North-South Highway near Taiping, killing a college student and breaking the legs of two police corporals.

21-year-old Muhammad Hakeem Badrol Hisham from Semanggol died on the spot during the 8.30am incident on Thursday (April 26) at KM223.1 of the highway.

A 29-year-old driver of the police patrol car broke his left leg, while another 47-year-old personnel broke his right leg.

Taiping OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Taib said there were three police personnel in the patrol car.

They were on their rounds when they spotted Muhammad Hakeem's vehicle parked by the shoulder of the expressway on the northbound lane.

He said the car's tyre was punctured, and the policemen had got down to assist him, when a lorry knocked into both their vehicles.

"The police vehicle, which was parked behind the car, was dragged for about 70m, while the other car skidded to the middle of the expressway.

"Muhammad Hakeem died on the spot due to bodily injuries, while the two police personnel were rushed to the Taiping Hospital," he said.

The third policeman in the patrol car did not sustain any injury.

The 35-year-old lorry driver from Kulim in Kedah escaped unhurt.

The case is being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for causing death by reckless or dangerous driving.

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