Sunday, December 21, 2008

Car fall 100 meters and landed on tea stall

Sunday December 21, 2008
Driver killed after car falls 100m onto tea stall

KUALA LUMPUR: A 38-year-old man was killed after the Toyota Estima he was driving plunged from a highway and landed on a roadside stall in Kampung Segambut near here

Nagarajan Subramaniam died instantly while several customers and the stall’s owner escaped unhurt in the 9am incident yesterday.

One customer said he was having coffee when he heard a skidding sound. He was shocked when he realised a car had landed on the stall.

“We were lucky that we were unhurt,” he said.

A traffic police spokesman said the incident occurred at the 23rd kilometre of the New Klang Valley Expressway, some 100m from the Jalan Duta toll plaza. The victim was travelling towards the city.

“He lost control of his car, crashed through the barrier on the side of the highway and plunged about 100m down to a tea stall in Kampung Segambut,” he said.

Nagarajan’s body was extricated from the wreckage by firemen and sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for post-mortem.

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