Port Dickson accident: Couple will never get to see unborn grandson due this month

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Madam Maimunah Sapari, 51, and Mr Rosli Samad, 54, were to become grandparents with their first grandson due in January 2018 --- before an accident at Port Dickson killed them.

A runaway tipper truck had sped through a T-junction in Jalan Lukut Sepang on Wednesday (Jan 3) at 2.30pm, ploughed through a Honda Stream which the Singaporean family of four were travelling on.

The accident involved five vehicles - The Singapore register Honda Stream and tipper truck, as well as a Mercedes-Benz SUV, Perodua Myvi and motorcycle.

The passengers on the Honda, Madam Maimunah, Ms Nur Amalina Rosli, 21, and Ms Dayana Sarah Rosli, 18, died at the scene, while Mr Rosli, died while being conveyed to Seremban Hospital.

A family member told Shin Min Daily News that the family had set off at dawn.

They drove to Kuala Lumpur for a vacation but subsequently ran into the accident on their way to Port Dickson.

The family member revealed that the couple's two sons, Muhammad Asyraf, 27, and Muhammad Hamka, 24, had skipped the trip.

Mr Hamka co-manages Mr Rosli's motorbike dealership business with him and had stayed behind to manage the business in his stead.

Another female relative told the paper that Asyraf's wife was pregnant and was scheduled to deliver the family's first grandson this month.

Mr Ashraf had chosen to forgo the trip to stay behind in Singapore to look after his wife.

Unfortunately, neither Mr Rosli nor Madam Maimunah managed to see their grandchild.

4 Singaporeans killed in Port Dickson accident: Hundreds gather for burial

  • 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.
  • 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.

Mr Rosli has eight siblings, and when reporters visited the family's flat, they observed over 20 family members gathered there.

Mr Rosli's mother, looking distraught, sat in a wheelchair in the living room.

A spokesman said that the rest of the family was alerted to the accident after photos and videos of the accident went viral on social media.

Although they have since told Mr Rosli's mother about the tragedy, they are reluctant to show her the graphic images.

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