14 injured in three-vehicle accident in Ipoh

IPOH (Bernama) – Fourteen people, including 12 passengers of a double decker express bus were injured in a three-vehicle accident at Km294.7 North-South Expressway (PLUS) near Gopeng early yesterday.

Simpang Pulai Fire and Rescue Station head of operation S Ganeson said the accident at about 5.30am involved an express bus, a container lorry and another lorry transporting paper loads. He said the bus, carrying 12 passengers, was believed to be travelling from Singapore to Ipoh.

“We received a call about the accident at 5.41am before 12 fire personnel from Simpang Pulai and Gopeng stations were rushed to the scene,” he said when contacted yesterday.

Upon arrival at the location, Ganeson said the rescue team found 12 passengers of the bus express and its driver injured while the driver of the container lorry was also injured, he said, adding that the driver of the second lorry escaped unhurt.

All the injured were sent to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital for treatment. The rescue operation ceased at about 7.21am.

Police personnel inspecting the scene of the accident. – BERNAMA