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Driver dies in two-vehicle collision in Kluang

Last Update: 14/05/2019

KLUANG, May 13 (Bernama) -- A man succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment at the Simpang Renggam Health Clinic after a Proton Saga car he was driving involved in a two-vehicle collision at KM17.5, Jalan Benut-Simpang Renggam, here today.

Kluang district police chief ACP Mohd Abduh Ismail said the preliminary investigation found that the victim, identified as Mohar Darsin, 58, was driving a Proton Saga car and traveling from Simpang Renggam, while the lorry was coming from Benut.

“In the 4.49pm accident, the victim was believed to have slowed down to enter the junction of Kampung Haji Salam when his car was hit by the lorry which resulted in his car turned turtle a few times,” he said when contacted today.

The lorry driver also sustained injuries after his vehicle plunged into the ravine on the side of the road.

“The driver of Proton Saga car was rushed to the Simpang Renggam Health Clinic, but died at around 6pm while receiving treatment, while the injured lorry driver was sent to the Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom Hospital, Kluang for further treatment,” he said, adding that the case was investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.



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