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Car Falls & Crushes Woman in Penang Freak Accident

Car Falls & Crushes Woman in Penang Freak Accident
Dec 4, 2020
4:58 pm

 

A woman in Penang was involved in a freak accident where a car had fallen 20 Feet from a condominium parking lot.

The incident took place on 3 December at 11.45am. The victim has been identified as 49-year-old Kim Hui Ping who was a resident at Island Park, Penang.

Image via New Straits Times

 

It was reported that the victim was rammed and knocked into the concrete wall as she was walking in the carpark. The car later fell off the edge of the carpark falling 6 meters into the alley way below.

ACP Soffian Santong of the Timur Laut district police chief told Berita Harian that the driver of the Toyota Vios is an elderly woman in her 70s. She had accidentally rammed into Kim Hui Ping as she was passing in front of her car.

“The driver pressed on the gas pedal before crashing into Hui Ping and ramming into the parking barrier wall,” he said.

“The impact caused the victim to fall from 6m high and crush the victim as well as another car.”

Image via New Straits Times

 

Officer Yusri Zakaria of the Jalan Perak Fire and Rescue Department told New Straits Time that the car was found overturned as authorities arrived at the scene. “The driver was still strapped to her seat. We took her out and gave her first aid treatment. We found the deceased crushed under the front part of the car. It took us about 10 minutes to remove her.”

Image via Berita Harian

 

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the body was taken to the Penang Island Hospital for an autopsy. Meanwhile, the 70-year-old driver had sustained chest injuries.

The case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

Our condolences to the victim and the family. As the word implies, accidents happen unexpectedly - so always be on the look out and stay safe! 🙏

 

 

Credits to Says for the initial coverage.


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