Man killed, 3 hurt after car crashes into elephant

A MAN was killed while three of his family members were injured after the car they were travelling hit an elephant at KM70 Jalan Kota Tinggi-Mersing near Kluang yesterday.

Renggam Fire and Rescue Station operations commander Abd Rahim Razali said a team of eight firemen rushed to the scene after receiving a distress call at 9.59pm.

“The team managed to extricate the car driver, identified as Ismail Daud, 37, who was believed to have died on the spot,” he said in a statement today.

He said the injured were Ismail’s five year-old son, his 65 year-old father-in-law and a male relative, who is in his 30s.

He said Ismail’s body was handed over to police, while the injured were sent to the Enche Besar Hajjah Khalsom Hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, Kluang district deputy police chief Abdul Razak Abdullah Sani, in a statement, confirmed the incident.

He said the family was heading towards Kluang from Felda Bukit Tongkat when the car they were travelling hit an elephant that was crossing the road.

The impact caused the elephant to fall on the car, crushing the vehicle and pinning the driver to his seat. – Bernama, October 17, 2021.

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