A taxi driver was killed in a three-vehicle crash at KM 316.3, north bound of the North-South Expressway (PLUS) near Tapah, early this morning.
Tan Ying Ming, 54, from Subang Jaya, Selangor, died at the scene due to serious injuries, while the Toyota Innova multi-purpose vehicle he was driving, was razed in the accident following a collision with two lorries.
Tapah police chief Superintendent Wan Azharuddin Wan Ismail said the accident occurred when the taxi driver was believed to be travelling from Kuala Lumpur to pick up his passengers in Ipoh at about 4.30am today.
“From preliminary investigations at the accident spot, we believe the accident happened when the victim hit the back of a fruit-laden lorry which was on the left lane, heading towards the same direction.
“As a result of the collision, the victim’s vehicle veered to the right lane before being hit by a poultry transport truck and the impact of the crash, threw the victim out of his vehicle,” he said in a statement here today.
Wan Azharuddin said the victim’s body was taken to the Tapah Hospital Forensic Unit while the two lorry drivers escaped unhurt.
He said the case was investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act (APJ) 1987.