Mum and daughter killed in horrific crash on North-South Highway
A family trip home to celebrate Hari Raya Haji ended in tragedy when a mother and her daughter were killed in an accident on the north-bound 256 km mark of the North-South Highway near Ipoh on Saturday (Oct 4) morning.
Norhayati Wook, 50, and Siti Yuslianis Roslan, 20, an undergrad at Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), died at the scene from severe head injuries while three other siblings suffered minor injuries, Malaysian media reported.
Firemen and passersby at the scene of the accident. The Star.
Muhammad Yusriman, 23, who was driving a Proton Saga BLM, survived the crash and was admitted to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital (HRPB) in Ipoh.
He could not stop muttering sadly "I'm sorry mom" when reporters interviewed him as he felt guilty over the incident, reported Astro Awani news.
He claimed that a trailer which had been hit by another trailer from behind crashed into the rear of the car he was driving.
Yusriman, a bank employee, told The New Straits Times that through his rear-view mirror, he saw a trailer overtaking another trailer as the road descended after passing through the Menora tunnel.
“I saw a trailer on the left lane swerving to its left to avoid the trailer which was overtaking it on the right lane. (The trailer that swerved to the left ended up a slope and overturned.)
"After that, the (right lane) trailer sped towards my car and rammed into the back of the car.
“It (the trailer) pushed the car forward about 100m before halting. As the car was being ‘bulldozed’, all five of us screamed in fear.” - Muhammad Yusriman, 23, who was driving a Proton Saga BLM
Workers removing the badly-damaged car. Photo: NST
He said members of the public helped them out of the car, reported The Sun.
"Our family were on the way from Bukit Sentosa, Rawang to Lenggong as my mother and father are from there," he said.
He and his brother Muhammad Yusrizal, 25, suffered minor injuries while their younger sister Siti Yusliana, 12, suffered cuts on her heels.
Kuala Kangsar OCPD ACP Ghuzlan Salleh said the driver of the trailer who is in his 40s is being detained for further investigation.
Source: NST, SUN, The Star