A PICK-UP truck skidded onto the opposite lane and collided with a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), killing five people on the spot, yesterday, at Km62 of the Gerik-Jeli East-West Expressway.
Perak police chief Mior Faridalathrash Wahid a probe showed the driver had lost control of the vehicle.
He said the people who were killed were from the same family, from Kedah.
“The driver and passengers of the Toyota Hilux, from Tumpat, Kelantan, were injured and currently receiving treatment at Jeli Hospital in Kelantan,” he said in a statement today.,
The deceased were identified as Mohd Rodhi Othman, 58; his wife, Sharifah Rohana Syed Sagaf, 59; their daughter Siti Aishah Mohd Rodhi, 32; son-in-law Ahmad Khomaini Abu, 30; and granddaughter Zara Hana Ahmad Khomaini, 6.
Further investigation into the collision is ongoing under section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
Mior advised road users to be on alert while driving and to plan their journey to avoid getting involved in a road accident.
Drivers should be well-rested before starting their journey so that they will be able to stay focused on the road. – Bernama, July 24, 2022.