Singaporean family of 4 killed in Port Dickson after car gets crushed by runaway lorry
PORT DICKSON: Four members of a Singaporean family believed to be on a holiday here were killed when a runaway lorry crushed their multi-purpose vehicle (MPV).
They were at a traffic light at the Lukut-Sepang T-junction when the lorry ploughed into their MPV and three other vehicles.
Police identified the victims as Rosli Samad, 53, and Maimunah Sapari, 50, and their children Nor Amalina, 20, and Dayana Sarah, 17.
A police spokesman said Maimunah and her children died on the spot in the 3pm accident, while Rosli died on the way to hospital.
A preliminary police probe revealed that the lorry was moving downhill when the driver apparently lost control.
Fire and Rescue Department personnel took almost two hours to extricate the victims from the mangled wreck.
A crane also had to be used to lift the lorry from the crushed MPV.
The occupants of the other vehicles escaped serious injury.
The spokesman said the 54-year-old lorry driver ran off after the accident but later gave himself up at the Lukut police station.
He will be remanded today to assist in investigations.
Photos of the accident scene show the red lorry which had rammed into the right side of the severely damaged Honda.
Other photos and a video also showed several people lying motionless in the Honda wreckage, crushed beneath the front wheels of the truck.
Another black car was also involved, with its front heavily damaged.