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4WD crashes into monsoon drain

Published on: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Kota Kinabalu: A 21-year-old man was lucky to escape with only slight injuries when the D-max four-wheel-drive vehicle he was in crashed against a roadside railing and into a dry monsoon drain at Taman Seputeh in Damai, here, Wednesday.

It was learnt that the man, from Kg Sembulan, was heading towards the Foh Sang direction from the Tshung Tsin Secondary School direction when the 11.10am incident happened.

It was also learnt that by the time a fire and rescue team arrived at the scene, the man had already stepped out of the vehicle with help from passersby who witnessed the incident.

The man, who sustained injuries to his mouth and head, was subsequently sent to the hospital by paramedics.

Prior to that, he was said to have lost control of his vehicle which hit a Myvi vehicle driven by a 53-year-old woman who was with her 80-year-old mother as they were heading towards Kepayan from Servay in Likas.

The impact caused him to hit the second vehicle, a Naza driven by a 49-year-old man who was heading towards Luyang from Likas. No one else was injured in the accident.