28-year-old doctor dies in car-lorry collision
Posted on June 29, 2012, Friday
KUCHING: A female doctor attached with the Lundu hospital was killed in a road accident when the car she was driving collided with a lorry at KM29 Jalan Lundu-Bau.
The victim, identified as 28-year-old Dr Rafidah Muhamad, died on the spot from serious head and body injuries.
The accident occurred around 6.15pm on Wednesday near Kayan Ulu Bridge in Stungkur when the Perodua Kancil driven by Dr Rafidah crashed head-on with a 15 tonne lorry laden with oil palm fruits.
A police spokesperson said road conditions at the time of the accident were wet and slippery following an early downpour.
In an unrelated incident, a 17-year-old student was seriously injured when his motorcycle was involved in a collision with a car at Jalan Urat Mata here yesterday afternoon.
The victim, from Kampung Tabuan Jaya, was on his way back from school around 2.30pm when his bike crashed into a car that had exited from a junction.
A passing motorist quickly sent the student to a nearby private hospital where he was treated before being referred to the Sarawak General Hospital.
Meanwhile, a teenager was also seriously hurt when the car he was travelling in crashed into a tree at Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho here yesterday afternoon.
The 18-year-old boy was in the back seat of a car driven by a friend when the incident occurred around 4pm.
Witnesses said the car, which was headed towards Mile 3, went out of control before slamming into a tree in the middle of the road.
The unconscious victim was trapped in the back seat of the mangled car and was extricated by firemen and Civil Defence Department personnel, before being sent to the Sarawak General Hospital where he was subsequently admitted into the Red Zone.
The driver and another friend seated in the front were not injured in the accident.