One killed, two seriously injured in an accident in Sabah

The driver of a car was killed while two other suffered serious injuries during a three-vehicle pileup at KM68 Jalan Sandakan-Lahad Datu near here today.

The dead was identified as Nursia Yusof, 24, from Tawau while the identity of two other drivers whose vehicles was also involved in the accident, was not known yet.

Kinabatangan police chief DSP Jaini Abdul Kadir said during the 10.50am incident, Nursia was driving from Kinabatangan to Sandakan when her car collided head-on with another vehicle from the opposite direction.

“Upon impact, the Nursia’s car swerved to the left and was hit by another vehicle which was coming from Kinabatangan,” he said.

The injured have been admitted to the Kinabatangan District Hospital and were reported to be in stable condition while Nursia’s body was also sent to the same hospital for post-mortem, he said.