Crash claims life of boy
by Khabil Kiram. Posted on August 5, 2012, Sunday
SANDAKAN: A 15-year-old boy died in an accident involving a sand truck and a Proton Saga car at the junction leading to Taman Mutiara, Mile 3.5, Jalan Utara yesterday afternoon.
Sandakan Fire and Rescue Department head Alias Abu said the victim who was identified as Bishar Salaman was in the front passenger seat of the car when the collision occurred.
The car driver, Tan Eng Hui, 26, suffered serious injuries and was rushed to the Duchess of Kent Hospital Sandakan for emergency treatment.
It is believed that the driver of the 18-ton truck which was coming from a nearby housing project site lost control of the vehicle while going downhill and was unable to stop at the road junction.
The truck crashed through the road divider into the opposite lane before hitting into the car and landing on its side.
The 33-year-old truck driver sustained minor injury and has been detained by police to facilitate investigation.