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Man Dies as Car Veers Off Road, Hits Snake on PLUS Highway

By: Aida Aziz

TAPAH: A man has died after the vehicle he was driving veered off the road, reportedly hitting a snake on the lane at kilometre 311.5 of the North-South Expressway, heading north early Sunday morning.

According to Tapah District Police Chief, Superintendent Mohd Naim Asnawi, they received information from the public regarding the accident at 5:38 a.m.

He said, as a result of the incident, the 36-year-old victim, driving a Honda Civic Hatchback, sustained severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Initial investigations suggest that the accident occurred when the car, travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Taiping, veered off the road after colliding with a snake on its path.

“In the accident, a man suffered severe injuries and was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The case is being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987,” he said in a statement on Sunday.

Meanwhile, he said, the cause of the accident is still under investigation, and members of the public who witnessed the incident are urged to come forward to provide information.

They can contact the Case Investigating Officer, Inspector Mohd Faizan Ahmad @ Mohammed Razikin at 013-2087919.

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