KOTA BAHARU: “I am still shocked by the gruesome accident suffered by my daughter yesterday. However I am grateful that she was safe in the operation to clear blood clot,” said Zaiton Said, 57.
Zaiton is the mother of Nur Syahidah Mohd Noor, 24, who was in critical condition when the express bus she was travelling on collided with a trailer lorry at KM124 of the East-West Highway at Batu 14, Jeli, early yesterday morning.
The incident at 1.40 am resulted in four victims being killed, namely Hasiah Osman, 57, and her son, Muhammad Amir Abdul Rahim, 16, of Kampung Alma, Bukit Mertajam, Penang.
The other two victims were identified as Nor Afiqah Alimi Mohd Ali, 19, of Kampung Mengabang Lekar, Batu Rakit, Terengganu, and Mohd Syafiq Azrul Azmi, 25, of Losong, Terengganu, while another 25 victims were injured.
Zaiton who lived in Kampung Kepong, Kuala Terengganu, said she was alerted about the accident after receiving a phone call from a representative from Jeli Hospital at 4.45 am.
“My husband (Mohd Noor Yusof) and I went to Jeli Hospital to look at our daughter’s condition. Later Nur Syahidah was brought to Tanah Merah Hospital before she was admitted to University Sains Malaysia Hospital (HUSM) in Kubang
Kerian for an operation.
“Nur Syahidah worked as an engineer at a factory in Butterworth, Penang since last year after graduating with a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam,” she said when met at HUSM Kubang Kerian, here today.
Zaiton said Nur Syahidah would go back to their hometown by bus once a month as she had not allowed her daughter to drive over long distances.
“Nur Syahidah always contacted me at least once a day to inform her daily routine. I hope she will recover soon,” she said.