Monday, 29 October 2012

Three killed in car crash on Penang Bridge

GEORGE TOWN: Three people, including an Indonesian woman, were killed when the car they were in crashed into a guardrail at the Penang Bridge.

Driver Sadisafizan Said, 36, and front passenger Muslim Idwar, 38, died instantly while the third victim, known only as Mailinda, 18, succumbed to her injuries seven hours later at the Seberang Jaya Hospital.

A fourth victim, a woman whose identity is unknown, is in critical condition at Penang Hospital.

They were heading to Butterworth in a Proton Perdana when the mishap occurred at about 3.15am yesterday.

Apparently, Sadisafizan had overtaken another car at the 1.6km point of the bridge when the car spun several times and crashed into the guardrail more than 150m away.

Sadisafizan, from Selayang, and Muslim, from Gombak, were believed to have been in Penang on a holiday.

Firemen who rushed to the scene spent about 30 minutes to extricate the bodies from the wreckage.

Passers-by also assisted medical personnel in sending the two women to hospital.

A police spokesman said the case was being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for causing death by reckless or dangerous driving.

Source : Click


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