14 injured in three-vehicle crash on NSE
GOPENG: Fourteen people, including 12 express bus passengers, were injured in a three-vehicle accident on the North-South Expressway near here.
A Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said the driver of the double-decker bus is believed to have rammed his vehicle into the back of a trailer transporting paper. Unable to brake in time, a container lorry then smashed right into the rear of the bus, he said.
"Rescuers who arrived at the scene after receiving a distress call at about 5.40am on Wednesday found the three male and nine female passengers still inside the bus with serious inju ries.
"The bus driver managed to pull himself out of the wreckage," the spokesman said, adding that all those injured were rushed to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Ipoh.
He added that rescuers had to extricate the driver of the container lorry from the wreckage while the two people travelling in the trailer managed to escape unhurt.Related NewsSource: Google News