Woman loses another son in road crash

SUNGAI BULOH - A mother had to relive the nightmare of losing a child after her son, Tee Lai Peng, 35, was crushed to death in a multi-vehicle collision on KM444.5 of the North-South Expressway near Rawang

Leng Lai Eng lost an older son about five years ago, also in a road accident.

It is learnt that Lai Peng, who was Leng's third son, was travelling north to Rawang from Sepang in a Proton Saga when the horrific accident happened at about 3am yesterday.

Lai Peng, who was a locksmith, was the only passenger in the car. The driver escaped unscathed.

It was also learnt that the Proton Saga veered out of control after ramming into the back of a Proton Wira about 500m before the exit to Rawang.

This forced an incoming express bus to skid out of control causing it to plough into a road divider as the bus driver tried to avoid hitting the Proton Saga, but it overturned and crushed the car instead.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director of operations Mohd Sani Harul said eight firefighters were sent to the scene after a distress call was received at about 3.40am.

He said 31 people, comprising bus passengers and drivers of the three vehicles, were safe.

The firefighters took about an hour to extricate Tee's body from the wreckage.

When met at the Sungai Buloh Hospital mortuary, Leng said she learnt about her son's death when she went to the wet market around 7am.

"My youngest son received a call from the funeral home about Lai Peng's death, and told me. Lai Peng was the third child among four siblings.

"He was a good son and always gave me money and reminded to take care of my health," she said.