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China tourist hurt on way back to hotel
Published on: Monday, March 24, 2014

Kota Kinabalu: A tourist from China sustained slight injuries on her right shoulder when the tourist van she was in keeled over near the junction to Sadong Jaya, Sunday. It was learnt that the woman and three women, also from China, had boarded the 15-seater van at Jesselton Point after visiting Pulau Mengalum.

According to the 32-year-old van driver, he was sending the tourists back to their hotel at Sadong Jaya when the van collided with another vehicle at about 4.50pm. It was believed that the other vehicle was heading towards Bank Simpanan Nasional from the UTC building direction then. The injured woman was assisted by Fire and Rescue personnel and paramedics.

Meanwhile, a 31-year-old was lucky to escape unscathed when the Ford he was travelling in crashed into a two-tonne rolled up wire which had apparently fallen off a lorry near the Lembaga Padi, here, Sunday.

The man was behind the 10-tonne lorry when two of the rolled up wires suddenly fell onto the road, resulting in him hitting one of them. The impact caused a slight dent to his vehicle.

The lorry was heading towards Menggatal from the Sabah Port Tanjung Lipat direction and the man was coming from the Kota Kinabalu direction when the 4am incident occurred.

"I got a shock when my vehicle came to a sudden halt after hitting the rolled up wire which I initially thought was some rubbish," the man said.

In a separate accident, a man in his 50s, also escaped unscathed when his four-wheel-drive landed on its roof as he was heading towards QEH1. It was learnt that the 8.30am accident occurred when the man tried to avoid hitting a motorcyclist who had apparently cut into his lane while trying to overtake another vehicle.

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