Singaporean man dies in Johor car accident

The car crashed into the back of a lorry in the Malaysian state of Johor on Saturday (Sept 10).
The car crashed into the back of a lorry in the Malaysian state of Johor on Saturday (Sept 10).PHOTO: ROYAL MALAYSIA POLICE
The car crashed into the back of a lorry (pictured) in the Malaysian state of Johor.
The car crashed into the back of a lorry (pictured) in the Malaysian state of Johor.PHOTO: ROYAL MALAYSIA POLICE

SINGAPORE - A Singaporean man has died after the car he was driving crashed into the back of a lorry in the Malaysian state of Johor on Saturday (Sept 10), Malaysian police told The Straits Times.

Mr Ng Kai Jie, 21, was driving to Malacca with a passenger when their car hit the rear-left side of the lorry, which had been travelling in the same direction as their car, said Batu Pahat district police. 

The impact of the crash sent both vehicles veering off the road. 

According to district police chief ACP Abdul Wahid Musa, Mr Ng died on the spot after suffering critical head injuries as the impact of the crash was on the driver's side.

The lorry driver, a 43-year-old known as Baharom Ibrahim, and the car's passenger, Mr Ngian Zhi How, 23, suffered minor injuries.

The victim’s body  was  sent to Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital to  undergo a post-mortem.

Nr Ngian and Mr Baharom were also sent to the same hospital to receive treatment. 
 
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