FIVE members of a family, including two children and a baby, died when the vehicle they were travelling in was involved in a collision with a trailer lorry in Jalan Kuantan-Segamat today.
Kuantan police chief Wan Mohd Zahari Wan Busu said in the 3pm incident, Muhammad Rosli Ibrahim, 33; Nor Afiqah Abdullah Sani, 35; and their children Nur Safwa Irdina, 7; Nur Sofea Raida, 6; and a baby boy died at the scene.
He said initial investigations found that the accident was believed to have occurred when Rosli, who was driving the car from Muadzam Shah towards Kuantan, entered the lane used by the lorry.
“The driver of the lorry on the Kuantan-Segamat route tried to swerve to the left of the road, but collided with the car head on,” he said in a statement today.
Wan Zahari said the 26-year-old lorry driver was unhurt and all the victims, with addresses in Perak, were sent to Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital for autopsy.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Pahang Fire and Rescue Department said they received an emergency call at 3.17pm before 13 members and officers from the Chini fire and rescue station and Taman Tas were despatched to the scene. – Bernama, June 28, 2022.