Three family members killed in Kota Kinabalu crash

The Nissan Navara vehicle was badly damaged after hitting the concrete wall of the Luyang flyover on Friday.

KOTA KINABALU (August 6): A father and two of his children were killed when their four-wheel-drive vehicle slammed into the concrete wall of the Luyang flyover near Jalan Lintas here on Friday night.

Kota Kinabalu District Police Chief ACP Mohd Zaidi Abdullah said during the 11:24 p.m. incident, the 44-year-old driver of the vehicle, his 16-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son were pronounced dead at the scene by a doctor. crew.

He added that in the vehicle was also a four-year-old boy, believed to be a relative, who was seriously injured.

“The four-year-old boy who is the driver’s nephew is being treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital,” he said.

Mohd Zaidi said initial inquiries believed the victims were heading to Kota Kinabalu International Airport from the Angkasa apartment in Rampayan.

As the vehicle approached Luyang Clinic at Jalan Lintas, the driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the concrete wall of the airlift.

Mohd Zaidi said police are currently investigating the incident under section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

Meanwhile, Lintas Fire and Rescue Station Chief Agustavia Joe Guasi said a distress call went out to the station at 11:29 p.m. and crews were immediately dispatched to the premises.

Firefighters and rescuers try to free the victims trapped inside the Nissan Navara vehicle.

“Firefighters and rescuers managed to free the trapped victims from the badly damaged vehicle and the bodies were handed over to the police for further action,” he said, adding the operation ended at 12:43 a.m. this morning.

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