Bus driver killed in crash
IPOH: An attempt by an express bus driver to overtake a trailer caused him his life.
Mohd Azizi Abdul Ghani, 37, from Terengganu, who was driving the bus with 30 passengers, died on the spot after crashing head on with a lorry at the 32Km of the East-West Highway near Gerik yesterday at about 1.50am.
Two passengers sustained light injuries.
In the three-vehicle pile-up, 17- year- old lorry attendant Muhammad Azahar Mohd N’ain, from Tanah Merah, Kelantan was seriously injured while his father and driver of the lorry, Mohd N'ain Halim, 43, sustained light injuries.
The driver of the trailer, Ariffin Mamat, 63, and his son Mohammad Aniza Ariffin, 27, from Wakaf Baru, Kelantan, were not hurt, said Perak traffic chief Supt Ahmad Adnan Basri.