Teacher and son crushed by oncoming lorry

SEPANG - A teacher and her son were killed in Jalan Salak after being crushed by a lorry as they tried to avoid an oncoming car.

Norhalina Ahmad, 47, and 19-year-old Al-Akmal Hafiy Darwisy Kadapi were travelling in their Toyota Avanza to a school in Damansara where she was to attend a meeting.

They had just passed a temple along Jalan Salak at about 7.15am yesterday when a Perodua Viva on the opposite side of the road swerved into their lane.

Norhalina was forced into the opposite lane of the road as she tried to avoid hitting the oncoming car.

However, a lorry that was travelling behind the Viva could not stop in time and crashed into the vehicle with the mother and son.

Norhalina and Al-Akmal Hafiy Darwisy were pinned in the wreck and died of severe injuries to their head and bodies.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department operations chief Mohd Sani Harul said officers spent about an hour cutting through the car to extricate the bodies.

The lorry driver was unhurt while the 34-year-old Viva driver escaped with minor injuries.

Sepang acting OCPD Supt Abdul Aziz Ali said police arrested the female driver of the Viva and were holding her for questioning.

"We have obtained a urine and blood sample to check if she was under the influence of drugs during the time of the accident.

"The bodies of the two victims have been sent to the Serdang Hospital for a post-mortem," he said, adding that the road was not slippery and the weather condition was fair at the time of the accident.