Published: Tuesday February 12, 2013 MYT 8:46:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday February 12, 2013 MYT 10:31:39 PM
Bus collision leaves 30 stranded
By EDMUND NGO
IPOH: A group of 30 people were left stranded for more than four hours at the Gopeng toll highway on Tuesday after the bus they were in crashed into another along the North-South Expressway.
A passenger, who wishes to be known as Shanti said the accident, happened at about 2pm.
"The bus was speeding, there was a traffic congestion up ahead and the driver tried to brake suddenly, causing everyone to plunge forward.
"One passenger's nose was bleeding, a few others sprained their necks while I am dizzy after knocking my head on the window.
"Our bus was then towed to the Gopeng toll and we have been waiting here since about 4pm.
"The driver kept saying that there would be a bus to fetch us but none came at all," she said.
The bus was scheduled to head from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar, reaching Butterworth at about 5pm.
Another passenger Yong Kai Jing, 25, said he did not suffer any injuries.
"The person next to me however plunged onto the dashboard when the bus driver applied the brakes.
"I'm glad that we're not seriously hurt but the bus company should make arrangements for us to continue our journey," he said.
When contacted, an attendant at the bus express ticketing counter in Jalan Duta responded that a bus was sent from Kuala Lumpur at 4pm to pick up the passengers.
A bus from the same company arrived at 8.35pm.