Thursday, August 11

Married couple killed in Matang car crash


Bomba photo shows the couple’s car at the scene of the accident.

KUCHING (May 12): A husband and wife were killed after they were involved in an accident with another vehicle at Jalan FAC Matang around 7am today.

In a statement, the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) said it is believed they were heading towards Telaga Air from Kuching when they met with the accident.

Both victims were declared dead at the scene by a medical worker from the Ministry of Health.

At the scene was the Petra Jaya fire station’s Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS) team, which transported the driver of the other vehicle to the hospital.

The couple’s bodies have been handed over to the police for further action.

Padawan police chief Supt Abang Zainal Abidin Abang Ahmad said the deceased was identified as Sulyani Gimo, 54, who was the driver, and Abdul Wahap Yusup, 52, from Mile 9 Simpang Paip, Kuching.

Initial investigation revealed that the car had exited a junction at Jalan Taman Palma Matang and was heading straight when it was rear ended by a multipurpose vehicle that was driven by a 35-year-old male from Taman Sukma.

“Due to the impact of the collision, the deceased’s car veered off the road and crashed into a street lamp on the left side of the road,” said Abang Zainal.

The other vehicle also crashed into a street lamp and landed on its side on the road’s divider.

“The driver of the other vehicle only suffered light injuries to his hands and feet and was given an outpatient treatment,” he said.

The case is currently being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.