'Bus was travelling at high speed,' says witness in crash at Karak Expressway

08 Apr 2018 / 12:37 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: "It happened so fast and everybody was thrown off their seat," said Singaporean Yip Keng Yim, 19, one of the passengers in the bus which was involved in an accident with a lorry at KM30.9 of the Karak Expressway near here today.
Also in the bus were her parents, a cousin and an aunt, she said, adding that they were seated in the middle seats of the bus.
She said they were returning from Genting Highlands and left the resort about 1pm to return to the republic.
"Since boarding the bus, I was not able to sleep because the bus was being driven at high speed. Suddenly I heard a loud crash, and then everybody fell off their seat," said Yip, who was injured on the face, when met at the Selayang Hospital here, where all the injured were sent for treatment.
Yip said her father sustained serious injury on the leg.
Meanwhile, Gombak district police chief ACP Ali Ahmad said Carles Lagan, 26, a Sabahan and worked as a steward on the bus, was killed in the crash.
The body was sent to Selayang Hospital for a post mortem, he said.
He said there were 12 passengers in the bus, all Singaporeans, with 10 of them injured.
Also injured were the bus driver and co-driver, as well as the lorry driver.
The accident occurred at about 3pm when the bus crashed into the rear of the lorry. — Bernama


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