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Woman crushed by her own car

She died trying to stop car which rolled onto her

A woman died after being crushed by her own car at New Salak South Village in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

Accountant Goo Guan Yen, 40, was found under the hatchback car. Her Proton Iriz was parked on a slope and had rolled down.

She had tried to stop it when it started rolling, said Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investi­gation and Legal Affairs staff officer Deputy Superintendent Shafie Daud, reported The Star.

Mr Shafie said that Ms Goo was pinned under the car and died instantly.

He said neither closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras nor witnesses were at the scene at the time of the incident.

The body was sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital, said Mr Shafie.

The Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department's operations movement centre chief, Mr Samsol Maarif Saibani, said a six-man team removed 
the body from under the car at 10.18am.

TEEN KILLED

Earlier, a car rammed and killed a teenager in Perak as he was picking up fish on the road from an overturned lorry.

Two police personnel, who were directing traffic on the scene at at the 10.5km mark of the Taiping-Pantai Remis Road, were slightly injured.

Several other people from a nearby kampung, who were also collecting the fish, escaped unhurt in the 1.35am incident on Saturday.

Muhammad Azizi Osman, 19, died from serious head injuries.

Corporal Ahmed Fazlee Khamaru­zaman, 32, and Constable Nur Farhana Zainudin, 23, from the Padang Gajah police station, had injuries on the head and legs, and were treated at Taiping Hospital.

District police chief Assistant Commissioner Harrith Kam Abdullah said the lorry had crashed and spilled its cargo about 45 minutes before the incident.

He said that part of the road curved and was dark.

"But our personnel were wearing reflector vests and had switched on beacon lights," he said.

The car driver, a navy officer, 
was arrested to assist in the investigation.

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