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Senior citizen killed, eight injured in three-car crash

Senior citizen killed, eight injured in three-car crash

He said the Honda City car driven by the victim was heading towards Mersing from Felda Nitar 2 when the incident occured at 8pm.

“Preliminary investigations found that the Honda City driver attempted to overtake another vehicle but failed and collided with a Proton Persona.

“At the same time, another Proton Persona car which was travelling in the same direction as the Honda City also collided with the other cars,” he said when contacted today.

Cyril said the drivers of the Proton Persona cars, who sustained injuries were taken to the Sultanah Aminah Hospital for further treatment, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

Meanwhile, Mersing Fire and Rescue Station Operations Commander, Senior Fire Officer II Yusof Mat Yar said a woman passenger of the Honda City car was injured in the incident.

“Two injured victims, namely a 30-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy who were the passengers of a Proton Persona, manage to get out of the car on their own.

“The other five individuals from the other Proton Persona who were also injured. Members of the public helped to get all of them out of the vehicle and they were sent to hospital,” he said.-Bernama