IPOH: Just only a week after getting married, a couple named Azman Syah Gusti and Salwati Yaakob got into an accident involving eight vehicles at 317.2 kilometers of the North-South Expressway.
The woman died. In another vehicle, a five-year-old child also died with fourteen others who were injured.
According to the 28-year-old technician in Setapak, they were in a car with a friend heading back to Kuala Lumpur from Kuala Kedah.
The couple had planned to hold a wedding reception in Sungai Buloh on Nov 24.“I remember she kept looking at me and smiling as I was driving. Of course, I am in grief, we just had our wedding last week, ” he told reporters at Hospital Tapah Forensic Unit yesterday.
At about 11.15 pm on Tuesday, the accident involved two trailers, two lorries, and four vehicles – Mitsubishi Pajero, Honda Accord, Perodua MyVi, and Axia.
Salvati was the eldest of seven siblings, Salwati’s mother, Zaimah Hamim, 46, who was at the hospital, said. “We had our usual conversation before she headed back to Kuala Lumpur with her husband and friend at 6 pm, ” she told reporters.
Salvati was a passenger in the Perodua MyVi while five-year-old Beh Xiu Zhung was in the Mitsubishi Pajero, TapahOCPD Supt Wan Azharuddin Wan Ismail. “We believe that the accident started with the trailer hitting the back of the Axia.
“When the Fire and Rescue Department arrived at the scene, they saw some victims stuck in their vehicles and they used hydraulic cutters to free them, ” he said.
He said the 14 injured victims were taken to Hospital Tapah for medical attention.“We arrested the trailer driver, and have taken his urine and blood sample for testing, ” he said.