Two killed in road accidents in three days

James Kon

Within three days, two deaths were recorded in two separate motor accidents on May 23
and 25.

In a statement from the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), the first fatal crash occurred at KM 28.2 of the Lumut-Seria Bypass, at 6.27pm on May 23.

The accident claimed a 26-year-old woman, a permanent resident, who was travelling from Bandar Seri Begawan to Kuala Belait with two children aged three and four.

It is believed that the woman lost control of the wheel and was thrown out of the vehicle when it hit a tree. A doctor at the Suri Seri Begawan Hospital pronounced her dead from severe injuries to the head and chest.

The two children travelling with her survived the car crash, but sustained minor injuries.

The scene of the accident along Lumut-Seria Bypass. PHOTOS: RBPF
The scene of the accident at Kampong Kulapis.

The second fatal accident, which occurred at 9.39pm on May 25, involved the collision of two vehicles at Kampong Kulapis in the Brunei- Muara District.

The victim, a 39-year-old Indonesian citizen, is believed to have veered onto the shoulder of the road and collided with another vehicle from the opposition direction.

He was rushed to the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital, where the doctor on duty pronounced him dead.

An initial investigation showed that the victim was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

The RBPF advised the public, especially road users, to stay within the speed limit and make sure to belt up when driving, to reduce the impact in the case of an accident.