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Man stops to help, finds son dead under car wreck

A good Samaritan in Malaysia saw a man pinned under a car and decided to stop his motorcycle to help.

To his horror, the victim turned out to be his son, Mr Desmond Low Fong Chin (right), a vegetable seller.

Mr Low Boon Chai saw a man pinned under a wrecked car at Lebuh Bukit Jambul in George Town and felt pity for the victim.

"I decided to go and help but then realised that it was my son," he said.

His son, 21, was on his way to a market when it is believed the car he was driving and a bus collided, reported Malaysia's The Star.

He was killed on the spot in the hit-and-run accident, around 6am on Sunday.

The senior Mr Low said he found a number plate, believed to be from the bus, at the scene and passed it to the police.

He claimed a bag containing his son's mobile phone and about RM3,000 (S$1,150) were missing.

A friend, Mr Wong Wei Sin, 22, said they were supposed to go for a holiday with some others that night.

A police spokesman said the authorities were trying to track down the bus driver by viewing a CCTV recording of the accident.

TRAFFIC COP HIT

In another accident, a traffic police officer was seriously injured after he was hit by a car while chasing a suspect on the Federal Highway at Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur.

Lance corporal Mohd Malid Jifri Mat was on duty at a roadblock around 1pm on Sunday when a grey Naza Citra tried to avoid the roadblock.

When he approached the car, the driver stepped on the accelerator and ran the barrier.

"Lance corporal Mohd Malid gave chase on his motorcycle from Jalan Universiti into the Federal Highway but was unfortunately knocked down by a passing white-coloured MyVi, which also fled the scene.

"He is in a coma and in critical condition, and is undergoing surgery at Universiti Malaya Medical Centre," Petaling Jaya Assistant Commissioner Arjunaidi Mohamed said.

He said the police were on the lookout for the suspects driving the two cars.