by Rosli Mansor
Two men died after the Honda Accord car they were riding in crashed into a drain in Meru Raya this morning. They were brothers.
Ipoh District Police Chief, ACP Yahaya Hassan said, before the incident the two victims were on their way home in Taman Desa Meru from a friend’s house in Kuala Kangsar.
He also said that of the victims, the 22-year-old driver, was a student at a local university, while the passenger, who was 29 years old, worked as an engineer at a private company in Singapore.
“The police received a call from the public at 6.11 this morning that there had been an accident on Jalan Jelapang-Chemor, in front of the Meru Raya Fire and Rescue Station.
“Preliminary investigations found that the driver of the car lost control, hit the left shoulder divider and went into the drain,” he said in a statement on Saturday.
He said that witnesses to the incident said that the accident was clearly visible and confirmed that there were no other vehicles on the road at that time.
“Both victims were stuck in the car and were successfully pulled out by firemen. Both victims were confirmed to have died at the scene,” he added.
A spokesman for the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) Perak said the two victims were found trapped and confirmed dead by hospital medical officers.
Yahaya said the cause of the accident was that he lost control and fell into the drain and the autopsy process is underway.
He said the case was classified according to Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act (APJ) 1987.