Yesterday (18 August), a Health Ministry ambulance driver was killed in a tragic accident with a lorry that took place at KM9.7 of the North-South Expressway (PLUS) heading to Skudai, Johor.
According to FMT, Larkin Fire Rescue and Department deputy chief, Mohd Suhaimi Abdul Jamal said his department had dispatched 14 members from the Larkin and Skudai fire station to rush to the scene for the rescue works.
However, what they found at the scene was 4 occupants, including the driver were trapped in the ambulance when they arrive at the scene.
He added that the driver, Shamsul Shamshuri, 49, died on the spot after sustaining serious head and body injuries after being pinned in the driver’s side of the vehicle.
It is understood that the driver and 3 other staff were from the Health Ministry and they were on their way from the Kluang district health office to the Permai Hospital to collect Covid-19 vaccine supplies.
“Upon arrival, the firemen found the four occupants – driver Shamsul Shamsuri, 49; Rosnilam Satari, 48; Azlina Mohd Rawi, 41; and Amelia Pek Ying Hung, 26 – trapped in the ambulance.” he was quoted as saying by Utusan Malaysia.
“The firemen used a rescue cutter to remove all the victims from the wreck which took about 11 minutes.” Suhaimi said.
Meanwhile, the 3 other occupants were injured and were sent to the nearest hospital for treatment.
On the other hand, the lorry driver remain unharmed during the incident.
“The entire operation ended at 1.24pm.” he added.
Responding to the matter, Johor Bahru north district police chief, Rupiah Abd Wahid said the case was being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
What the press release about the incident here: