by Rosli Mansor
Eight people were injured while seven others survived in a road accident involving three trailers and seven other vehicles at kilometre (km) 307.9 of the North-South Highway (PLUS), northbound, last night.
A spokesperson for the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) Perak said that among the victims involved were those from a lorry absorber load trailer (1 person), a plastic load trailer (1 person), Volkswagen (2 people), BMW (4 people), Toyota Yaris (3 people), Perodua Alza (1 person), Honda Civic (1 person), Perodua Aruz (1 person) and Honda CRV (1 person) cars.
He further said that his party received a call regarding the incident at 11.06pm before members of the Gopeng Fire and Rescue Station (BBP) with the assistance of Tapah BBP rushed to the location.
“There were 15 victims, eight of whom were injured and seven were unscathed. The injured were victims from the Toyota Yaris and Honda Civic vehicles.
“It is believed that the accident involved the ten vehicles colliding from behind, however no victims were trapped.
“All the victims were removed from the public when the fire department arrived at the scene,” he said in a statement early this morning.
He said that several injured victims had also been given initial treatment before being taken to the hospital using EMRS machines and an ambulance from the Ministry of Health Malaysia (KKM).
The operation led by Senior Fire Officer II, Mohd Tarmizi Rasid ended at 12.46 midnight.