A retiree dies, car veers off road due to heart attack

BY: Aida Aziz

IPOH: An elderly man died after the car he was driving lost control and veered off the road, believed to be due to a heart attack, at a road divider near Jalan Pasir Puteh here on Saturday.

According to Ipoh District Police Chief Assistant Commissioner (ACP) Abang Zainal Abidin Abang Ahmad, the accident involving a local retiree aged 62 occurred around 9:50 a.m.

He said initial investigations found that the victim was driving from Lahat towards Ipoh, and upon reaching the scene, he was believed to have suffered a heart attack.

“The vehicle he was driving lost control and veered onto the stone barrier near the left traffic light pole near Station 18.

“The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, believed to be due to a heart attack,” he said in a statement on Saturday night.

Abang Zainal Abidin added that a check of records found that the victim had a history of treatment for heart disease.

Therefore, he said, the victim was sent to Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital (HRPB) for further investigation.

He said the case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 (causing death by reckless or dangerous driving).

He also urged witnesses to the accident to contact Investigating Officer, Inspector Edwin Tang Chiew Song from the Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Division, Ipoh District Police Headquarters at 016-5506863 or to come forward to the nearby police station to assist in the investigation.

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