|Thriller ... firefighters remove the victim who died under the express bus.|
TANJONG MALIM: A motorcyclist was killed in an accident involving nine vehicles at Km404.6 of the North-South Expressway heading towards Kuala Lumpur.
The vehicles involved in the 2.30pm accident were seven cars, an express bus and a motorcycle.
The accident was believed to have happened after the motorcyclist Syafiq Aswadi Hishamuddin, 23, rammed the rear of a car which had swerved into the emergency lane.
The impact of the crash caused Syafiq to be flung on to the path of the express bus and he was dragged for 200m before the bus came to a stop.
The pile-up happened when vehicles trailing the bus could not stop in time.
It took Fire and Rescue Department personnel an hour to free Syafiq’s body from under the bus.
The accident also caused a 3km traffic crawl.
Hulu Selangor OCPD Supt Norel Azmi Affandi Yahya said Syafiq, who was a university student in Kuala Lumpur, was on his way to a relative’s house in Sungai Buloh when the accident happened.
Police were looking for the driver of the car that had swerved into the emergency lane. He was believed to have fled the scene.
Syafiq’s body was sent to the Kuala Kubu Baru Hospital for a post mortem.
In TEMERLOH, five passengers were injured when the bus they were travelling in crashed into a lorry at Km112.4 of the East Coast Highway.
The Transnasional double-decker bus carrying 67 passengers was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu when it crashed into the lorry carrying plywood which had fallen on its side after a burst tyre.
In the 5.40am accident yesterday, passenger Kamarudin Sulaiman, 47, was seriously injured while Rosmira Radzi, 39, Suhaila Mamat, 31, Anthony Martin, 33 and Muhammad Irfan Rosli, 19, suffered light injuries.
The lorry driver and his attendant managed to get out of their vehicle before the collision.
Temerloh OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Nor Mansoer said all victims were sent to the Sultan Ahmad Shah Hospital for treatment. - theStarOnline