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Man escapes first crash, dies in second
Published on: Monday, June 17, 2024
By: Azmie Lim, R Gonzales
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Man escapes first crash, dies in second
The vehicle involved in the first incident.
LAHAD DATU: A 38-year-old man died on the spot Sunday when he was hit by an Isuzu DMax while standing in the middle of the road to inspect the accident he was involved in a minutes earlier.

District Police Chief, ACP Dzulbaharin Ismail said the victim’s Nissan Navara was initially involved in an accident with a Ford Ranger at KM35 along Jalan Lahad Datu-Sandakan.

He is believed to have lost control of his vehicle and entered the opposite lane before hitting the side of the Ford Ranger.

The impact caused the victim’s vehicle to spin while the Ford Ranger skidded to the road shoulder.

Just then the victim, a permanent resident and his passenger got off their vehicle and stood in the middle of the road, when an oncoming Isuzu DMax crashed into him.

“The victim was killed on the spot,” said Dzulbaharin. Blood samples were drawn from the victim and the drivers as well as passengers of the vehicles involved for alcohol and drug tests.

Investigations are still ongoing under Section 41(1) of Road Transport Act 1987.

Those who witnessed the incident are urged to contact Insp. Humaidi Harun at 089-881255 or go to the nearest police station.

Dzulbaharin reminded road users to always be cautious and apply safe driving to avoid any mishap or endangering other road users.

In TUARAN, a man died after he was pinned in his car when it collided with a four-wheel drive at the Batangan Bridge near CKS Supermarket on Sunday.

The 30-year-old who was driving a Perodua Viva was confirmed dead at the scene in the 6.40am incident due to severe injuries to the head and limbs.

Tuaran District Fire and Rescue Station (BBP) Chief, Mohamad Nor Amit, said they received a emergency call at 6.44am.

Ten members including officers went to the scene, including EMRS vehicle.

“The victim was removed by the fire brigade using special equipment.

“However he was confirmed dead by a medical officer,” he said.

The victim’s body was handed over to the police for further action while the 48-year-old male driver of the four-wheel drive (4WD) Toyota Hilux Vigo was not injured.

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