51yo man dies after car crashes into ditch near Sg Poi Bridge, Kanowit

Firefighters retrieving the driver of the car which crashed into a ditch after an accident near Sungai Poi Bridge, Kanowit on Dec 29, 2023.

KANOWIT, Dec 29: A 51-year-old man was killed when his sedan car collided with a 4WD vehicle, ultimately crashing into a ditch near Sungai Poi Bridge in Kanowit.

The Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Sarawak reported that a team of firefighters from the Kanowit Station responded to the emergency at 5.42pm.

Upon reaching the scene, firefighters confirmed the accident involved two vehicles — a Mitsubishi Triton and a Proton Ertiga.

The immediate focus was on retrieving the driver of the Proton, who was not trapped in the seat.

Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead by on-site paramedics.

The deceased’s body was handed over to the police for further action.

The 48-year-old driver of the Mitsubishi pickup truck only sustained injuries to his knee.

Firefighters ensured the safety of the site before concluding their operation. — DayakDaily