KOTA KINABALU: A 41-year-old man succumbed to his injuries after a Proton Iswara car that he and his friend were travelling in crashed into a van along Jalan Tuaran, near the Putrajaya traffic lights in Telipok here yesterday morning.
Edwin Luis from Kampung Kiawayan, Tambunan was taken to the Tuaran hospital after sustaining serious injuries in the 1.30am accident but passed away in the Intensive Care Unit about two hours later.
Both vehicles were believed to be heading to Tuaran from the city centre when the van, which was carrying seven people, made a left turn into the Taman Putrajaya junction.
It was also reported that the driver of the Proton Iswara immediately fled the scene after the crash, leaving the car behind at the scene.
The seven people in the van, including the driver, aged from 14 to 52, sustained only minor injuries.
The police are looking for the driver of the Proton Iswara car and urged eyewitnesses to assist in their investigation of the case under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
In Labuan, a 28-year-old woman was killed on the spot when her Modenas Kriss motorcycle was rammed from the back by a Toyota Vios car driven by a 26-year-old man around 10.25pm on Thursday at Jalan Kinabenua.
Labuan police chief Superintendent Adzhar Othman said yesterday that the victim was identified as Salmah Kadir and had worked as a security guard. She was reportedly on her way home when the accident occurred.
“She was pronounced dead on the spot after sustaining serious head injuries that resulted in severe brain haemorrhage. The driver of the car involved in the accident is now being investigated under Section 44 (1) (b) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
“He was found driving under the influence of alcohol after readings showed that the alcohol content in his blood was at 148mg/100ml. If found guilty in court, he can be jailed up to 10 years and fined not less than RM10,000,” he said.
Adzhar advised vehicle owners here not to drive when under the influence of alcohol to avoid accidents.
The victim’s body had been sent to the hospital for a post-mortem.
Source: Sabah Blog