KOTA KINABALU: A male passenger died in an accident near Kg. Kopungit, Jalan Pintas – HQE 1, Kepayan, here at 5.30am this morning.
The victim who is in his twenties and from Sipitang died at the scene, while the driver is in critical condition and has been sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for emergency treatment.
A statement from Traffic Police Station, reported that early investigation found the three men were in their Toyota Silika from Kota Kinabalu direction to Kepayan, with the driver driving above the speed limit.
“At the scene, the vehicle is believed to have lost control before it crashed, hitting a tree where the driver was thrown out while the front passenger died at the scene,” he said.
The passenger at the back, however, only received light injury.
A team of Kota Kinabalu Fire and Rescue Team (JBPM) was sent, led by PBK II Kamarudin Sabanah, after receiving an emergency call to help the victims who were trapped in their vehicle.
The case is investigated under Section 41(1) Road Transportation Act 1987. – SayangSabah