Ambulance driver hurt in crash

An ambulance driver was seriously injured when his vehicle collided head on with a lorry in Kota Kinabalu's Keningau district.

A medical assistant in the ambulance also sustained light injuries during the Friday afternoon incident.

Firemen took about 10 minutes to pull out the injured driver from the vehicle, reported Malaysia's The Star.

Keningau Fire and Rescue Department chief Janil Jaya said a fire engine with six firemen rushed to the scene after being alerted of the accident at 2.35pm.

The ambulance was heading towards the Kampung Mansiap health clinic, about 20km from Keningau town, while the timber lorry was coming from the opposite direction.

The lorry driver appeared to have lost control of his vehicle and swerved into the opposite lane where the collision took place.

Police were looking for the lorry driver who fled after the incident.

This article was published on Aug 11 in The New Paper.

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