Senior citizen killed after train rams into car
KANGAR, July 25 — A trader, Yahya Kassim, 74, was killed when his car was hit by a goods train at KM134.25 of the Ngulang crossing, near here today.
The accident was reported to have occurred at about 3.05pm when the senior citizen, who was driving from Mata Ayer to Ngulang, failed to stop at the railway-crossing barrier and overshot onto the tracks.
According to the police, a goods train, which was travelling from Butterworth to Padang Besar, collided with the car.
The victim, from Ngulang, sustained severe head and body injuries, and his car was completely wrecked.
Yahya succumbed to his injuries and died at about 5.30pm in the Intensive Care Unit of the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital.
The goods train did not sustain much damage and was allowed to resume its journey soon after the accident.
The case is being investigated under the Penal Code. — Bernama