Fam­ily of three lucky to be alive

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KUCHING: A fam­ily of three thanked their lucky stars af­ter they emerged un­scathed when an up­rooted tree landed on their car. The woman in her 50s and her two chil­dren were on the way to school/work when the in­ci­dent oc­curred at 6.30am at Jalan Bukit Mata yes­ter­day.

The daugh­ter, 20s, was sit­ting in the front pas­sen­ger seat while her son, 15, sat in the back­seat. It was rain­ing heav­ily then.

The up­rooted tree missed a di­rect im­pact on their car by inches, re­sult­ing in the trio be­ing shaken but un­harmed, but left the car dented and wind­shield bro­ken. The trio ex­ited the car via the driver-side door which was not blocked by the tree branches.

Emer­gency ser­vices and Fire and Res­cue Depart­ment ar­rived min­utes later to clear the fallen tree. The fam­ily said they were lucky to be alive but were let down by the ap­a­thy of on­look­ers who took photos of the mishap with their phones but did not bother to call emer­gency per­son­nel.

The car prac­ti­cally cov­ered by the fallen tree.

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