TELUK INTAN, Malaysia – Three women died when their car was rammed by a lorry at KM32 of Jalan Langkap-Kampar here.

Hilir Perak OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Marzukhi Mohd Mokhtar said the deceased included a 38-year-old woman, who was 35 weeks pregnant, a housewife, 19, and a pensioner, 62.

ACP Mohd Marzukhi, who withheld the names of the victims, said the housewife died on the spot while the other two died in the hospital, following the incident around 10.50am on Tuesday (Sept 3).

“The pensioner is the aunt of the housewife and neighbour to the pregnant woman.

“An eight-month-old baby girl who was in the car suffered light injuries.

“The 36-year-old lorry driver is unharmed,” he said in a statement on Tuesday (Sept 3).

ACP Mohd Marzukhi said both the car and lorry were headed towards Kampar from Langkap prior to the incident near the junction, where the Desa Tanjung Keramat clinic is located.

“The lorry rammed into the back of the car while making a right turn at the junction.

“The impact caused the car to spin around before crashing into a four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle, which was heading in the opposite direction, and fell into a ditch.

“The lorry also crashed into another car that was following behind the 4WD before it too fell into a ditch on the right side of the road,” he added.

ACP Mohd Marzukhi said the 43-year-old driver of the 4WD was unharmed while his passenger, also 43, injured his nose.

He said the lorry driver has been arrested.

The case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act for reckless driving causing death.


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