Car slams into and wraps around bridge guardrail in Malaysia

Firefighters attempting to remove the injured army personnel from the car wreckage.
Firefighters attempting to remove the injured army personnel from the car wreckage. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR / ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Four army personnel escaped serious injury after the car they were in went out of control and slammed into the guardrail of a bridge on the AMJ Highway in Melaka on Friday (June 23).

The quartet, in their 20s, were travelling towards Jasin from Melaka town when the accident occurred near Bukit Lintang at about 9.55am.

The impact of the crash caused the body of the car to wrap around the bridge guardrails, perched precariously some 4m off the road below.

Jalan Kubu fire station operations commander Khairuddin Atan said rescuers took about 30 minutes to extricate the four victims from the wreckage.

He said they had to stabilise the car before removing the injured.

"A bit of movement and the car could have plunged and crashed onto the road below," he said.

He added that it was raining when the accident occurred.

The injured have since been warded at the Melaka Hospital.