Tree falls on car, woman driver escapes unscathed while man sustains minor injury

The car was almost flattened by the fallen tree.

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KOTA SAMARAHAN, March 6: Two individuals experienced a terrifying moment when a tree fell onto the car they were travelling in.

The incident happened not far from Desa Ilmu flats here yesterday.

A spokesperson for the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Sarawak said they received a report regarding the incident at 4.49pm.

Members from Bomba Kota Samarahan were immediately deployed to the scene of the incident.

“A Toyota Vios that was on the shoulder of the road was hit by a fallen tree.  

“At the time of the incident, there were two victims inside the car who were successfully removed by members of the public before the arrival of Bomba personnel. 

“Firefighters who arrived at the scene then cut and removed the fallen tree,” said the spokesperson in a statement yesterday.

The two victims — a woman (driver) and a man, were given first aid treatment before being rushed to the hospital.

“The female victim was unhurt, while the male victim was slightly injured on his shoulder,” said the spokesperson. — DayakDaily