An accident before dawn this morning with an express bus and car has left an 8-year-old dead, 17 people injured, and 3 of which are in critical condition.
Police Chief Mohd Osman said the bus was leaving an airport terminal when the car next to it bumped into the bus.
Osman says, “The accident happened at about 1:15 a.m. when the car driven by Maruan Jalil, 41, the father of an eight year old boy, veered to the opposite lane before colliding with a bus which then skidded and plunged into a drain.
“The boy died on the spot due to severe head injuries, while Maruan and one of his daughters and a passenger of the bus were rushed to Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital, Ipoh, in critical condition”.
17 other passengers were treated in the hospitals out-patient center.
The express bus was carrying 26 passengers and had only been on the road for 15 minutes when the car holding 6 passengers crashed into it. The car was badly damaged and said to have been coming back from a vacation.