Car plunges into con­struc­tion pit

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

KUALA LUMPUR: A mo­torist cheated death af­ter plung­ing into a 10m-deep pit at a con­struc­tion site near the Kam­pung Pan­dan round­about here late yes­ter­day.

A Fire and Res­cue Depart­ment spokesman said the 55-year-old male driver suf­fered se­ri­ous in­juries and was sent to Kuala Lumpur Hos­pi­tal (HKL), where he was warded last night.

It is learnt that the man was alone in his Kia Spec­tra at about 10.30pm when he was said to have un­know­ingly driven into the pit, which is part of a tun­nel con­struc­tion project in the area.

Fire­men who ar­rived at the scene min­utes later man­aged to winch the vic­tim to safety be­fore send­ing him to HKL.

On May 3, a sim­i­lar ac­ci­dent oc­curred in Sec­tion 17, Pe­tal­ing Jaya when 86-yearold for­mer school head­mas­ter Yong Chee Seng drove his car into a 12m sew­er­age hole that was un­der con­struc­tion. Also in the car was his Filip­ina maid.

Both vic­tims were warded for their in­juries and dis­charged within days.

How­ever, barely two weeks later while re­cu­per­at­ing from his in­juries, Yong passed away. – by Charles Ramendran

A fire­man checks the car ly­ing at the bot­tom of the pit af­ter the driver was res­cued.

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