TAWAU: A driver died while two of his family members were injured in an accident involving two vehicles at kilometre 19.2 Jalan Apas Parit, near here yesterday afternoon.
District Police Chief, ACP Fadil Marsus said in the accident at about 4.50pm, the Proton Saga car carrying three people collided with a Nissan Sunny car.
“The victim who died was identified as Rody Mohd Zain who sustained injuries on the head, legs and hands. He succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment at the Emergency Ward of Tawau Hospital.
“His son, Rodzyan Hazwan Haziq Rody, 3 and Rody’s younger sister, Jumaatiah Mohd Zain, 29, were injured. The driver of the Nissan Sunny car, Riduwan Sarman, 31, was also injured,” he said in a statement here today.
Fadil said preliminary investigation revealed that the Nissan Sunny car, which was travelling from kilometre 24 towards Kampung Apas Parit, tried to avoid a motorcycle which emerged from the left side of the road shoulder but lost control and entered the opposite lane before colliding with the Proton Saga. – BERNAMA