Singaporean family of 4 killed in Port Dickson after car gets crushed by runaway lorry

THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK AND ASIAONE
Thursday, Jan 04, 2018
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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.

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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.

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The bodies of the family of four who died when a runaway tipper truck crushed the car they were driving in the Malaysian town of Port Dickson on Wednesday (Jan 3) returned to Singapore for a late night burial on Thursday.

Hundreds of people gathered at the Muslim cemetery in Choa Chu Kang at 9.55pm on Thursday, when the convoy of three minivans from Malaysia entered the cemetery.

Four Singaporeans were killed in a five-vehicle road accident in the Malaysian town of Port Dickson on Jan 3, the latest in a series of traffic fatalities involving Singaporeans travelling overseas.

Videos of the accident have since been circulating on social media.

One of the video shows the tipper truck speeding through the intersection, and ploughing into the Honda, along with the three other vehicles.

The driver, Mr Rosli Samad, 54, died en route to Seremban Hospital. According to The Straits Times, Mr Rosli was the owner of R S Bikes Centre, a motorcycle dealership in Kaki Bukit.

A urine test conducted on the lorry driver to check for substance abuse came back negative.

The victims had stopped at the T-junction when the out-of-control lorry crashed into them.

The runaway lorry ploughed into their MPV at a T-junction heading to Sepang.

A police spokesperson said that three women in the MPV died on the spot after their vehicle was crushed by the lorry in the accident, which took place at 3pm on Wednesday (Jan 3).

He added that the driver of the MPV died while being rushed to the hospital, and said that the lorry also rammed into two cars and a motorcycle.

The spokesperson added that the drivers of the cars and rider of the motorcycle escaped serious injuries and said that the lorry driver ran off after the incident.

According to The Straits Times, the truck driver has been arrested and is in custody.

This is the latest in a series of traffic fatalities involving Singaporeans travelling overseas.

The three passengers have been identified as Maimunah Sapari, 51, Nur Amalina Rosli, 21, and Dayana Sarah Rosli, 18.

The driver, Mr Rosli Samad, 54, died en route to Seremban Hospital.

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.

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