Published: Tuesday January 1, 2013 MYT 7:38:00 PM
Four killed, four injured in two road mishaps
PEKAN: Four men were killed and four others were injured in two separate accidents, near here and in Kuantan early Tuesday morning.
In the first incident, two men were killed while three others were hurt when a four wheel drive (4WD) vehicle overturned at KM31, Jalan Pekan-Nenasi, at 6.45am.
The victims, driver Chua Yeok Hwa, 30, of Jalan Sekolah, Bagan Sungai Burung, Selangor and front passenger, Khoo Yong Son, 57, of Seri Damai, Taman Megaria 2, Kuantan died at the scene from head injuries.
Pekan police chief Supt Yahaya Othman said the three other unidentified passengers in the 4WD were also injured and receiving treatment at the Pekan Hospital.
Yahya said, the vehicle was believed to have been heading towards Pekan from Nenasi and tailed by a van, when the driver of the 4WD lost control, skidded onto the oncoming lane and overturned.
"Chua and Khoo were thrown out of the vehicle onto the road. At the same time, the van skidded to the left and spun round towards Nenasi," he added.
Meanwhile, a fisherman and his friend were killed when the car they were traveling in skidded at a bend and hit a lamp post at Jalan Tanjung Lumpur, Kuantan, at 3.45am Tuesday morning.
Kuantan deputy police chief Supt Abdul Aziz Ahmad said Shahrizal Abu Bakar, 33, died on the way to the hospital while Wan Adnan Wan Mustafa, 23, died at the scene. The driver of the car, in his 20s, was seriously hurt and had been sent to the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital for treatment, he added. - Bernama