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Man killed in 3-vehicle pile-up
Published on: Friday, May 23, 2014

Kota Kinabalu: A 40-year-old local man was killed in a three-vehicle pile-up near the Sutera Harbour traffic light junction along Jalan Coastal, here, Wednesday.

The man's wife from Kinarut, identified him as Lanson Mahil, who works at the State Education Department, claimed her husband, who was driving a Perodua Kelisa, had gone to a coffee shop after attending a church programme in Jalan Pantai prior to the incident which happened about 11.30pm.

He leaves behind a 15-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter.

It was learnt that the accident involved a Nissan Almera vehicle driven by a 30-year-old woman, the Kelisa and an Isuzu D-max vehicle driven by a 31-year-old man.

The impact caused the Kelisa driver to get trapped in the wreckage, resulting in him sustaining severe bodily injuries.

He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was pronounced dead about 3am.

In a separate incident, two men sustained injuries when the Myvi they were travelling in skidded and landed on the road divider on the opposite lane near the Tang Dynasty Hotel along Jalan Sepanggar, here, the same day.

It was learnt that the 40-year-old Myvi driver suddenly lost control of the vehicle which resulted in the 1pm accident.

The driver and his 29-year-old passenger were assisted out of the wreckage by rescue personnel from the Sembulan Fire and Rescue Department who arrived later.

Traffic personnel and paramedics also arrived to assist the duo who sustained broken arms.

On the same day, an elderly man and a 26-year-old doctor escaped unscathed when their vehicles collided and landed on the drain near the roundabout along Jalan Maktab Gaya, here.

It was learnt that the doctor who was driving a Viva was on her way to work, while the 70-year-old man who was driving a Proton Iswara was on his way towards Luyang.

They were assisted by passersby and traffic police who arrived at the scene.

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