4 dead in car-trailer collision at Kota Tinggi

KOTA TINGGI: Four family members were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in crashed into a trailer at KM55, Jalan Kluang-Kota Tinggi near Kota Tinggi, Wednesday night.

The deceased were identified as Mohd Firdaus Januri, 33, Norlia Osman, 32, Mohd Adli Mohd Firdaus, 5, and Nur Dalili Mohd Firdaus, 4.

Kota Tinggi District police chief Ahsmon Bajah said the head-on collision is believed to have occurred when the trailer driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to veer into the oncoming traffic in the opposite lane.

“The four family members in a Honda Civic car died on the spot while the driver of a Proton Saga car suffered light injuries,” he said in a statement today.

The lorry driver will be remanded to facilitate investigations under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, Ahsmon added.

Meanwhile, Fire and Rescue Operations chief Abdullah Mohamad said they were informed about the accident at 10:51pm.

“Five personnel from the Kota Tinggi Fire and Rescue Station were rushed to the spot.

“By the time they arrived, people had already removed children’s bodies from the wreckage,” he said in a statement.

He said the operation to extricate other victims ended at 12.58am, adding that those injured were sent to the Kota Tinggi Hospital.