Published on: Friday, December 13, 2013
Beaufort District Police Chief DSP Mustaffa Maarof Mustaffa on Thursday said a 42-year-old man, identified as Mohammad Syazwan Abdullah, was believed to have died on the spot due to severe head and internal injuries at Km 20 along Beaufort-Papar road.
It was learnt that his passenger, identified as Abdul Zaman Sulaiman @ Azroy, 40, succumbed to his injuries at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at about 7.50pm the next day.
Their vehicle was said to have skidded into the opposite lane, resulting in a collision with a Proton Saga vehicle, which was heading towards Beaufort from Kota Kinabalu at 11.40am.
The 45-year-old Saga driver and his six-year-old passenger sustained only slight injuries, while his 38-year-old woman passenger and a three-year-old boy sustained serious injuries.
All the victims were rushed to the Beaufort Hospital and later referred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment.
The case, Mustaffa said, is being probed under Section 41(1) of the Road Transportation Act 1987.
In Kota Belud, a 52-year-old woman succumbed to severe head injuries along Jalan Kg Ulu Kukut the same day.
Kota Belud Police Chief DSP Mohan Nadasen said the woman was seated on the front passenger seat of a Perodua Kembara vehicle driven by a man.
The man, together with another passenger who was sitting behind, sustained serious injuries and they were rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
It was learnt that the 1pm mishap happened when the Kembara, which was heading from Kota Belud, collided with a Toyota Hilux, which came from the Kota Marudu direction.
The Hilux driver who sustained slight injuries was rushed to the Kota Marudu Hospital where he received outpatient treatment, while his passenger was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.