Lelaki Maut Dua Kali Dirempuh Kereta

30 Sep 2014
Shah Alam: Seorang lelaki maut selepas motosikal ditungganginya merempuh belakang kereta Perodua Myvi sebelum tercampak dan dilanggar pula kereta lain dalam kejadian di Jalan Banting-Pandamaran, Klang, malam kelmarin.
Dalam kejadian jam 8.40 malam itu, mangsa J Selva Nathan, 23, dari Taman Intan 6, Kapar, maut di tempat kejadian selepas cedera parah di kepala.
Difahamkan, motosikal ditunggangi mangsa merempuh belakang kereta Perodua Myvi menyebabkan mangsa tercampak ke arah bertentangan sebelum dirempuh sebuah lagi kenderaan jenis Proton Saga yang tidak sempat membrek.
Ketua Bahagian Trafik dan Ketenteraman Awam Klang Selatan, Deputi Superintendan Rosly Abdul Rahman berkata, ketika kejadian, mangsa dalam perjalanan pulang ke rumahnya dari Pandamaran merempuh belakang kereta dipandu lelaki berusia 33 tahun.
“Akibat pelanggaran itu, mangsa tercampak ke sebelah kanan jalan sebelum kereta Proton Saga dari arah bertentangan dipandu lelaki berusia 46 tahun merempuh mangsa,” katanya ketika dihubungi semalam.
Katanya, mangsa disahkan meninggal dunia di tempat kejadian akibat kecederaan parah di kepala.
Rosly berkata, mayat mangsa dihantar ke Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (HTAR), Klang untuk bedah siasat.
Menurutnya, kes berkenaan disiasat mengikut Seksyen 41 (1) Akta Pengangkutan Jalan 1987 kerana memandu dalam keadaan cuai.
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Satu Maut 7 Cedera Van Terbabas

30 Sep 2014
Tapah: Perjalanan sembilan sekeluarga untuk pulang ke rumah mereka di Seberang Jaya Prai, Pulau Pinang selepas menghadiri majlis perkahwinan saudara mereka di Klang, Selangor bertukar tragedi apabila seorang daripadanya maut manakala tujuh yang lain cedera apabila van yang dinaiki hilang kawalan lalu terbabas dan terbalik sehingga merempuh penghadang jalan di Kilometer 329.8, Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan, arah Utara, di sini, petang kelmarin.
Dalam kejadian jam 4.50 petang, mangsa, Ahdiyah Abdullah, 76, dari Seberang Jaya Prai, Pulau Pinang meninggal dunia di tempat kejadian akibat parah di beberapa anggota badan selepas tercampak keluar.
Ketua Polis Daerah Tapah Superintendan Somsak Din Keliaw berkata, siasatan awal mendapati kemalangan membabitkan sebuah van Toyota Hiace yang hilang kawalan lalu terbabas dan terbalik sehingga merempuh penghadang jalan di tengah lebuh raya berkenaan.
“Keadaan ketika itu hujan lebat dan menuruni bukit menyebabkan kenderaan dinaiki mangsa sukar dikawal lalu terbabas dan terbalik.
“Akibat kemalangan, seorang daripada mangsa maut akibat tercampak keluar daripada kenderaan, manakala tujuh lagi cedera ringan serta seorang daripadanya tidak cedera,” katanya.
Beliau berkata, semua mangsa difahamkan berasal dari Pulau Pinang dan kini mendapatkan rawatan di Hospital Tapah dengan mangsa yang maut dibedah siasat di hospital yang sama sebelum dituntut keluarganya tengah hari semalam untuk urusan pengebumian.
Menurutnya, pemandu van terbabit yang juga anak kepada mangsa maut, Mohd Zbree Uda Mohd Hassan, 47, cedera ringan bersama bersama empat anaknya, Nur Adida Mohd Zbree, 25, Nur Amirah Mohd Zbree, 21, Muhamad Amirul Hasaan Mohd Zbree, 16 dan Nur Athirah Mohd Zbree, 12.
Dua mangsa lain iaitu Ainul Khalid Uda Mohd Hassan, 41, dan Fazilah Abd Wahab, 47, cedera ringan manakala seorang lagi mangsa yang duduk di sebelah pemandu, Amran Md Idris, 48, tidak mengalami sebarang kecederaan.
Katanya, tiada sebarang tangkapan dilakukan dan kes disiasat mengikut Seksyen 41 (1) Akta Pengangkutan Jalan 1987.

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Perkara Yang Perlu Anda Tahu Apabila Membeli Polisi Kemalangan Peribadi

29 Sep 2014
Skala Faedah

Ini merujuk pada kepada jumlah yang akan dibayar oleh syarikat insurans untuk beberapa jenis tuntutan seperti kehilangan anggota badan, penglihatan, pendengaran, dan sebagainya akibat kecederaan. Sebagai contoh, skala faedah mungkin menyatakan anda akan menerima 10% dari jumlah yang diinsuranskan bagi kehilangan jari telunjuk. 

Menamakan Pewaris

Anda perlu menamakan seseorang sebagai pewaris untuk menerima wang yang telah dibayar di bawah polisi tersebut. Ini boleh dilakukan ketika anda memohon polisi kemalangan peribadi atau pada bila-bila waktu selepas polisi dilkeluarkan. Malah anda perlu memaklumkan kepada individu terlibat bahawa anda telah menamakannya sebagai pewaris.

Tanggungjawab Untuk Mendedahkan (duty of disclosure)

Anda perlu menyatakan secara penuh segala fakta yang penting dalam borang permohonan seperti kesihatan, pekerjaan, nombor polisi yang anda miliki. Ini membolehkan syarikat insurans mempertimbangkan permohonan anda dengan baik. Jika anda gagal untuk menyatakan fakta-fakta ini maka syarikat insurans anda akan menolak tuntutan anda.

Apabila anda dilindungi, anda perlu sentiasa memaklumkan kepada syarikat insurans anda sekiranya anda menukar pekerjaan kerana ini boleh memberi kesan kepada risiko profil anda.
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Bas USIM Terbabas

29 Sep 2014

Gombak: Sebuah bas membawa 24 pelajar Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) terbabas melintangi longkang di Jalan Sungai Tua, di sini, selepas bas berkenaan dipercayai mengalami masalah brek, petang semalam.
Dalam kejadian jam 6.30 petang itu, bas yang dipercayai dalam perjalanan pulang dari Hutan Lipur Ulu Yam dikatakan hilang kawalan ketika menuruni jalan curam sebelum ia terbabit terbabas.
Ketua Polis Daerah Gombak Asisten Komisioner Ali Ahmad bagaimanapun berkata, tiada mangsa yang terkorban tetapi dua pelajar wanita dilaporkan cedera parah manakala sembilan lagi cedera ringan.
Menurutnya, seorang pelajar dikejarkan ke Hospital Selayang manakala seorang lagi dihantar ke Hospital Kuala Lumpur untuk rawatan.
“Selain dua mangsa itu yang cedera parah serta cedera ringan itu, semua pelajar lain berusia antara 20 hingga 25 tahun dilaporkan selamat,” katanya yang ditemui di tempat kejadian.
Katanya, polis sudah mengambil keterangan pemandu bas berusia 44 tahun dan siasatan lanjut sedang dijalankan bagi mengetahui punca kemalangan.

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The Health Benefits of Almonds

26 Sep 2014

Regulation of Cholesterol


Regular consumption of almonds helps to increase the level of high density lipoproteins (HDL) and they reduce the level of low density lipoproteins (LDL). This balance is vital to a healthy cholesterol level, and a reduction of LDL (bad cholesterol) is always a good thing.

Reducing Cancer Risk


Researchers at the Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, conducted a study to determine the effect of almonds on colon cancer. According to the authors, the results suggested that "almond consumption may reduce colon cancer risk and does so via at least one almond lipid-associated component." Their research was published in Cancer Letters.

Improve Skin Health & Complexion

The benefits of almonds in regards to skin health are well known, and almond oil massages are often recommended for newborn babies. Almond milk is also added to some soaps, because of almonds well-established reputation of improving the complexion of skin.

Help Soothe a Headache

According to past research, magnesium, found in almonds, may protect your body from the brunt of a headache by relaxing blood vessels. Migraine sufferers may also experience relief by following a diet rich in magnesium, some experts believe. “To increase your magnesium intake, try consuming magnesium-rich foods such as bananas, dried apricots, avocados, almonds, cashews, brown rice, legumes and seeds,” suggests Palinski.

Protect Against Diabetes

Almonds also help to reduce the reactionary rise in glucose and insulin levels after meals. Almonds help regulate the absorption and processing of glucose, making the entire process much smoother, and subsequently safer.


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http://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/seed-and-nut/health-benefits-of-almonds.html
http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/almonds.html
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/269468.php
http://www.womansday.com/health-fitness/conditions-diseases/9-foods-that-can-help-soothe-a-headache-108253

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Bagaimanakah Insurans Kemalangan Peribadi Berfungsi?

25 Sep 2014
Insurans kemalangan peribadi berfungsi seperti hampir sama semua polisi insurans lain. Pada dasarnya, anda mendaftar untuk polisi insurans dengan skala faedah dan skop perlindungan tertentu dengan membayar premium tahunan untuk menikmati faedah dan perlindungan. 

Sekiranya kemalangan yang mengakibatkan kecederaan, ketidakupayaan atau kematian berlaku, anda atau keluarga anda akan mendapat pampasan dengan sejumlah wang bergantung pada skala faedah dan skop faedah seperti yang tertakluk di dalam polisi anda.

Adakah Insurans Kemalangan Peribadi Mempunyai Pengecualian Perlindungan?                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Skop pengecualian perlindungan bagi setiap insurans kemalangan peribadi sudah semestinya berbeza antara satu syarikat insurans dengan syarikat insurans yang lain. 

Setiap polisi insurans yang dibeli mempunyai terma, syarat dan pengecualian yang telah ditetapkan oleh pihak insurans. Tidak terkecuali juga bagi insurans kemalangan peribadi, di mana terdapat pengecualian yang tertakluk dalam setiap polisi  yang bakal dibeli.

Secara umumnya, pengecualian termasuk kecederaan, ketidakupayaan dan kematian yang disebabkan oleh bunuh diri, peperangan, melahirkan anak, keguguran kandungan, provokasi, pembunuhan atau serangan, kecacatan fizikal atau mental sedia ada, kecederaan atas diri sendiri yang disengajakan, sukan yang merbahaya dan HIV dan AIDS yang berkaitan. 

Namun jangan sesekali terlepas pandang akan kepentingan mengemaskini data peribadi jika berlaku perubahan seperti pekerjaan. Ini kerana setiap syarikat insurans akan menetapkan kategori kelas pekerjaan untuk polisi perlindung dan setiap kelas pekerjaan mempunyai risiko yang tersendiri mengikut bidang pekerjaan.

Jadi sebarang penukaran data peribadi terutama sekali pada kategori pekerjaan amat penting demi memastikan pemegang polis masih tertakluk dalam kelas pekerjaan yang telah ditetapkan di dalam polisi dan masih dlindungi dalam kelas pekerjaannya jika berlaku kemalangan.

Di samping itu, polisi-polisi yang tertentu mungkin tidak termasuk perlindungan untuk individu dalam pekerjaan yang dianggap "berisiko tinggi" seperti juruterbang, pemandu perlumbaan, penguji kapal terbang, pelaut, peninju, pegusti atau latihan apa jua berkaitan seni mempertahankan diri, sukan udara dan terlibat dalam sukan profesional. 

Untuk ketenangan minda, anda dinasihatkan untuk membaca dan memahami dengan teliti senarai penuh pengecualian apabila anda ingin membeli sesebuah polisi insurans untuk diri sendiri mahupun untuk orang yang tersayang. 

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Penunggang Maut Tercampak Atas Jalan

24 Sep 2014
Kulim: Seorang lelaki maut selepas motosikal yang ditungganginya bertembung dengan kereta Perodua Myvi di Jalan Perdagangan, di sini, semalam.
Dalam kejadian jam 11.50 malam, mangsa Mohamad Nizam Jamari, 23, dari Taman Impian Jaya, Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang menunggang motosikal seorang diri dalam perjalanan dari arah Keladi menuju ke Taman Selasih, di sini, maut di tempat kejadian selepas parah di kepala dan badan.

Difahamkan, kenderaan berkenaan bertembung secara bertentangan menyebabkan mangsa tercampak kira-kira 10 meter ke atas jalan manakala motosikal mangsa terlekat di bawah kereta terbabit menyebabkan kedua-dua kenderaan itu remuk.
Ketua Polis Daerah Kulim Superintendan Abdullah Arshad berkata, mangsa dalam perjalanan dari arah Keladi menuju ke Taman Selasih manakala kereta Myvi yang dipandu seorang wanita berusia 22 tahun yang berasal dari Taman Serai Wangi, Padang Serai datang dari arah Taman Selasih untuk membelok ke kanan jalan.

“Ketika pemandu kereta terbabit hendak membelok ke kanan di simpang berkenaan, tiba-tiba motosikal itu bertembung secara bertentangan menyebabkan mangsa tercampak kira-kira 10 meter ke atas jalan manakala motosikal mangsa terlekat di bawah kereta terbabit.

“Akibat kemalangan itu, mangsa parah di kepala dan badan maut di tempat kejadian.
Mayat mangsa kemudian dihantar ke Hospital Kulim (HK) untuk bedah siasat sebelum dituntut ahli keluarganya,” katanya ketika dihubungi, semalam.

Abdullah berkata, kes disiasat mengikut Seksyen 41 (1) Akta Pengangkutan Jalan 1987 kerana memandu dalam keadaan cuai.
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Astro Awani Studio Director Killed In Road Accident

24 Sep 2014
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 (Bernama) -- Astro Awani studio director, Ilancheliyan Adaikalam, 49, was killed in a road accident at the Segambut roundabout, here, today.

In the 1.36pm incident, the victim died at the scene when he was run over by a trailer after the motorcycle he was riding had grazed the trailer, causing him to fall from the motorcycle.

Ilancheliyan died from serious head injuries in the accident.

Kuala Lumpur Traffic Police investigation and traffic law officer, DSP S. Markandan said the victim was on his way to work and the trailer was heading towards Selayang from the city centre when the accident occurred.

He said the victim's body was sent to Selayang Hospital.

-- BERNAMA


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Lindungi Diri Sebelum Berjalan

23 Sep 2014

Namun, tahukah anda apa itu insurans perjalanan?

Insurans perjalanan adalah insurans yang dibeli untuk melindungi anda atau keluarga terhadap kemalangan, kerugian dan gangguan ketika perjalanan atau percutian. Ia terhad kepada tempoh perjalanan anda. 

Bagaimanapun, terdapat sesetengah syarikat insurans yang mungkin menawarkan kombinasi beberapa perlindungan untuk memenuhi keperluan tertentu pelanggan, termasuk polisi tahunan jang­ka panjang jika anda sering membuat perjalanan.

Menerusi insurans perjalanan, perlindungan biasanya akan diberikan terhadap kemalangan diri, kehilangan pasport, kelewatan serta kehilangan bagasi, barang-barang kepunyaan peribadi dan wang.

Selain itu, belanja perubatan dan yang berkaitan, liabiliti diri termasuk kelewatan perjalanan dan penghantaran pulang jenazah jika berlaku kemalangan maut terhadap pihak diinsuranskan turut ditanggung menerusi insurans perjalanan yang diambil.

Namun, sebelum mengambil insurans perjalanan, pelbagai perkara yang perlu dititikberat­kan. Ini kerana setiap syarikat insurans menawarkan polisi dan manfaat yang berlainan. Justeru, sebelum mengambil insurans perjalanan, ada beberapa perkara yang perlu dipertimbangkan.

Antaranya, anda perlu memahami bahawa insurans perjalanan adalah satu biaya dan bukan pelaburan. Ini bermaksud, apabila kita membeli insurans perjalanan
dan tidak ada sebarang masalah yang berlaku, duit anda tidak akan dikembalikan.

Tanya secara terperinci kepada agen insurans setiap perkara yang tertulis dalam polisi dan cuba memahaminya dengan baik supaya tidak akan timbul sebarang masalah di belakang hari.

Disebabkan anda perlu mengeluarkan perbelanjaan bagi membeli insurans perjalanan, adalah lebih baik anda bertanya kepada teman atau sesiapa yang pernah membelinya dan cuba fahami.

Jangan lupa tanyakan mengenai prosedur tuntutan. Lebih cepat dan mudah proses tuntutan, ia bermakna syarikat insurans itu mempunyai kualiti kerja yang baik. 

Oleh yang demikian, sebelum mengambil insurans perjalanan yang ditawarkan mana-mana syarikat insurans, perhatikan latar belakang bagi memastikan insurans yang diambil adalah yang terbaik.

Pastikan juga anda memahami segala manfaat yang diberikan serta syarat-syarat yang ditetapkan oleh syarikat insurans yang dipilih bagi memberikan perlindungan yang terbaik untuk anda serta keluarga sepanjang percutian.

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Mayat lelaki ditemui selepas dua hari maut

23 Sep 2014
PANCHANG BEDENA – Mayat seorang lelaki ditemui mati kira-kira dua hari berhampiran parit selepas dipercayai terbabas daripada motosikalnya di Kilometer 43 Jalan Teluk Intan-Klang berdekatan Panchang Bedena di sini, malam kelmarin.

Pemangku Timbalan Ketua Polis Daerah Sabak Bernam, Asisten Superintendan Polis, Azman Abdul Rahman berkata, mangsa, Mohd Samsi Roman, 62, dari Taman Bedena Jaya Sungai Besar dipercayai terbabas daripada motosikalnya kira-kira jam 10 malam.

Menurutnya, mangsa yang menunggang motosikal jenis Yamaha Lagenda dipercayai dalam perjalanan pulang ke rumah selepas menghantar isterinya yang ditahan di wad Hospital Tengku Ampuan Jemaah (HTAJ) Sabak Bernam.

“Mangsa menunggang motosikal bersendirian dipercayai gagal mengawal kenderaannya lalu terbabas, namun tiada saksi yang melihat kejadian itu hingga menyebabkan mangsa gagal dikesan keluarganya,” katanya.

Azman berkata, lelaki yang bekerja di sebuah stesen minyak itu dijumpai orang awam dalam keadaan mayatnya lengkap berpakaian dan mengiring sebelah kanan sebelum memaklumkan kepada polis kira-kira jam 10 pagi kelmarin.

Katanya, mayat mangsa kemudiannya dibawa ke HTAJ Sabak Bernam untuk dibedah siasat.

“Hasil bedah siasat yang dijalankan pihak hospital mengesahkan punca kematian adalah disebabkan hentakan pada paru-paru dan mengalami patah tulang rusuk,” katanya.

Menurutnya, siasatan kes kemalangan itu dikendalikan Inspektor Norizan Ramli di bawah Seksyen 41(1) Akta Pengangkutan Jalan (APJ) 1987.

Mayat mangsa yang ditemui mati kira-kira dua hari berhampiran parit di Kilometer 43 Jalan Teluk Intan-Klang berdekatan Panchang Bedena di sini, malam kelmarin.


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Jaywalker dies after being run over by two cars

23 Sep 2014
KUALA LUMPUR: It was the middle of the night and the East-West Link Expressway in Taman Connaught appeared clear and a man decided to cross the road.
This despite the fact that there was an overhead bridge just a few metres away.
His jaywalking spelled disaster when two cars ran over him killing him on the spot.
A third car, which tried to avoid the accidents, crashed into a road divider in the 1.25am incident yesterday.
Police said the body of the man was so badly injured that he could not be identified.
Kuala Lumpur staff officer for traffic investigation and regulation Deputy Supt Markandan Subrama­niam said the man ran onto the road so suddenly that the driver in a Perodua Myvi could not brake her car in time and crashed into him.
The impact flung the man onto the middle lane of the road and he was then run over by a Honda Accord. He was trapped under the car and was dragged for about 100m on the road.
“Then there was a Toyota Vios also travelling towards the spot in the middle lane. The driver swerved to avoid the accidents, but lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the highway road divider,” he said.
While the three car drivers repor­tedly escaped unhurt, the body of the man was taken to the Kuala Lum­pur Hospital for a post-mortem.

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18 injured in George Town accident involving two factory buses

22 Sep 2014
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 21 — Eighteen people were injured in an accident involving two city-bound factory buses along the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Highway, here this morning.
Penang Traffic and Public Order chief Supt Ibrahim Abu Bakar said during the 7.30am incident, one of the buses had stopped by the roadside at a corner to check on noises emanating from the tyres while another bus came from behind and crashed into the rear of the other bus.
“When the first bus had stopped, the second bus which was coming from behind could not avoid the bus in time and crashed into the other bus,” he said adding that both buses were from Bayan Lepas and on their way to send home factory workers.
The driver of the first bus, Ramli Md Ismail, 61, suffered severe injuries to his right hand while six other passengers escaped injuries.
Ibrahim said 17 passengers from the second bus suffered injuries, including a fractured leg, and were sent to the Penang Hospital for treatment while the driver, Ooi Boon Sing, 58, and 13 other workers were not hurt.
He said the employers of the workers had been notified of the accident. — Bernama

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Two killed in car-bus mishap in Kuala Krai

22 Sep 2014
TUMPAT: Two people were killed and three injured in an accident involving a car and an express bus at Km106.2 of Jalan Kota Baru-Gua Musang in Kuala Krai today, police said.
Kuala Krai District Police chief Supt Ab Rahim Che Ghani said the dead were Safrizal Tarmizan, 31, who had driven the car, and his mother, Asmita Lukman, 56.
Safrizal's wife, Nurul Izati Akmal Mat Lazim, 28, their son Mohd Umar Al Fatah, three, and niece Amirah Syahirah Zailani, six, were slightly injured, he said.
He said Safrizal was heading for Gua Musang and the bus was going to Kota Baru from Seremban when the accident happened at about 5 am.
"Safrizal and his mother Asmita died on the spot. The bus driver and the 32 passengers were unhurt," he said when contacted by Bernama.
He said the two bodies were taken to the Kuala Krai Hospital.
Bus driver Yeop Mat, 51, said the car hit the front right side of the bus before spinning several times. – Bernama

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UiTM Student Dies After Being Hit by Lecturer’s Car

19 Sep 2014
SHAH ALAM: A Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) student died after she was knocked down by a car driven by a lecturer of the university, in the campus grounds here.
Prior to the incident at 5.20pm Thursday, Fatin Farradia Yusof, 20, and her friends had been taking photographs and strolling in the compound of the Faculty of Communications and Media Studies.
The impact hurled the second year Diploma in Sports Science and Recreation student down the slope to a bus stop below.
UiTM Communications and Media Studies Faculty dean Prof Dr Azizul Halim Yahya, when contacted, said the victim lost consciousness and was rushed to the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang.
"The victim, from Dungun, Terengganu was confirmed dead around 7.30pm at the hospital due to internal bleeding," he said.
Meanwhile, the 58-year-old lecturer, whose car subsequently hit the road divider, has been warded at a private hospital for observation.
"She complained of a headache before the incident, which had caused her to lose control of the car," said Azizul.
District police chief ACP Azisman Alias confirmed receiving a report on the incident. – Bernama

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Penumpang Bas Disaran Beli Insurans Peribadi

18 Sep 2014
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Biarpun pelbagai kempen dan langkah keselamatan yang telah diambil oleh kerajaan dalam mengurangkan kadar nahas, namun kemalangan jalan raya melibatkan bas ekspres masih berlaku. Peningkatan kadar kemalangan terus meningkat lebih-lebih lagi bila menjelang musim perayaan.

Selain daripada mengambil langkah keselamatan seperti pemantauan terhadap kecergasan dan kesihatan pemandu-pemandu bas. Pihak berwajib juga telah pun mengambil tindakan dengan menaik taraf jalan-jalan yang berlubang serta memasang papan tanda di kawasan berlakunya kemalangan.

Akibat dari kemalangan sudah pasti akan ada penumpang yang cedera, parah mahupun maut. Tiada siapa mampu menjangka bila kemalangan akan berlaku dan ia sememangnya di luar jangkauan dan menjadi igauan ngeri. Walau bagaimanapun jika nahas bas berlaku pasti penumpang yang akan mengalami kecederaan parah atau maut berbanding pemandu.  

Melihat kepada kes kemalangan yang melibatkan bas ekspres mahupun bas pelancongan yang menunjukkan peningkatan ketara. Tindakan drastik dalam mengambil langkah alternatif sebagai proses pencegahan perlu diambil, demi melindungi penumpang. Seharusnya setiap penumpang bas perlu disaran melengkapkan diri dengan insurans peribadi seperti insurans kemalangan peribadi. 

Jangan terlalu berkira untuk membelanjakan sejumlah wang untuk membeli insurans kemalangan peribadi. Anda perlu lihat kepentingannya di mana ia bakal melindungi anda dari segi kewangan sekiranya terlibat dalam sesuatu kemalangan. Kemalangan tidak boleh dijangka, malah risiko untuk seseorang berdepan dengan kemalangan juga amatlah tinggi. 

Bagi mereka yang kerap menggunakan perkhidmatan awam terutama bas ekspres sewajarnya membeli insurans kemalangan peribadi demi meringankan beban kewangan sekiranya bas yang dinaiki terlibat dalam kemalangan dan besar kemungkinan akan mendatangkan kecederaan atau maut.

Insurans kemalangan peribadi bukan sahaja memberi perlindungan maksima kepada pemegang polisi. Namun premiumnya juga sangat berpatutan dan boleh dikategorikan sebagai polisi mampu milik. Malah pemegang polisi hanya perlu membayar premium serendah RM100 secara tahunan.

Di mana ia seharusnya diwajibkan bagi setiap penumpang rentetan nahas demi nahas yang melibatkan kemalangan bas ekspres mahupun bas pelancongan. Ia bertujuan melindungi penumpang sekiranya mereka mengalami kecederaan parah atau maut. 

Apa yang pasti sekurang-kurangnya jika berlaku kemalangan, pampasan daripada insurans dapat membantu waris meringankan beban kewangan penumpang yang kehilangan ahli keluarga. Selain itu, sekiranya berlaku kecederaan atau kecacatan anggota akibat nahas, sudah tentu mereka akan diberi pampasan oleh pihak insurans.

Jika tidak dilindungi insurans, berkemungkinan ramai di kalangan penumpang yang terbabit dalam kemalangan ketika menaiki bas terpaksa menanggung sendiri beban wang rawatan dan perubatan. Wang saguhati yang diberikan oleh pihak pengusaha bas sekiranya terbabit dalam kemalangan masih tidak memadai.

Malah tidak menjadi suatu kerugian kerana bukan sahaja anda akan dilindungi ketika menaiki bas ekspres atau bas pelancongan. Akan tetapi turut diberi perlindungan secara menyeluruh sekiranya mengalami kecacatan kekal atau maut akibat kemalangan.

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Senior Citizen Dies In Kuantan Road Accident

18 Sep 2014
KUANTAN, Sept 17 (Bernama) -- A 58-year-old man was killed when the Perodua Kancil car he was driving veered into the opposite lane and hit three oncoming vehicles.

Pahang traffic staff officer DSP Mohd Noor Yusof Ali said in the 8.16 pm incident at kilometer 25, Jalan Pintasan Sungai Ular near here, Mohamad Othman, from Kemaman, Terengganu succumbed to serious injuries at the scene.

He said the victim was heading to Kuantan from the Lynas factory when he went against the traffic flow and hit a van and two cars.

The victim's remains were sent to Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Kuantan for post mortem, while the other drivers escaped unhurt, said Mohd Noor.

-- BERNAMA

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Woman And Grandchild Killed After Car Hits Them

12 Sep 2014
A 59-YEAR-OLD woman and her granddaughter were flung some 7m after they were struck by a car while trying to cross the road in Jalan Sulaman, near Kampung Tambalang Bolong in Tuaran, reported Harian Metro.
Rozilah Wati Mitang and her granddaughter, Sekolah Kebangsaan Tambalang Year Three pupil Nursyahidatul Mohd Saiful, were killed on the spot.
During the incident, Nursyahida­tul’s father was waiting in a car across the road to send her to school, which was some 10km away from Rozilah’s house.
Tuaran OCPD Deputy Supt Abdul Fuad Abdul Malek said the 24-year-old driver of the car had tried to stop when she saw them dashing across the road but failed.
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Teacher dies in motorcycle crash

11 Sep 2014
SANDAKAN: A teacher of Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Karamunting here died after the motorcycle he was riding to school skidded and crashed at Taman Grandview near here today, police said.
Nastain Ahmad, 48, died on the spot in the accident which occurred at 6.10am, said Sandakan District Police chief ACP Zabidi Md Zain.
His body was sent to the Duchess of Kent Hospital, he added. – Bernama

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Penyelia Pemprosesan Minyak Maut Kemalangan di LPT 2, Kemaman

10 Sep 2014
KEMAMAN - Seorang penyelia sebuah syarikat pemprosesan minyak maut setelah kereta yang dipandunya bertembung dengan sebuah kenderaan lain di Kilometer 158, Jalan Jerangau Jabor, berhampiran susur masuk LPT 2 Cheneh di sini malam tadi.
Jailani Abdul Jalil, 45, terbunuh di tempat kejadian dalam kemalangan yang berlaku kira-kira pukul 10.30 malam itu.
Ketika kejadian, mangsa yang memandu Perodua Kancil dalam perjalanan dari rumahnya di Taman Gemilang, Bandar Baru Cheneh untuk ke tempat kerjanya di Kawasan Perindustrian Gebeng, Kuantan.
Bagaimanapun ketika tiba di tempat kejadian, sebuah kenderaan pacuan empat roda yang dipandu seorang lelaki dipercayai terbabas selepas melalui satu selekoh sebelum memasuki laluan bertentangan lalu bertembung dengan kenderaan Jailani.
Jalan raya ketika itu dipercayai agak licin akibat hujan lebat. - Bernama
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Lorry driver dies in collision with another lorry

9 Sep 2014
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 9, 2014:

A lorry driver died and another was injured in a two-lorry crash in Jalan Batu 10 Lekir, Sitiawan.

A one-tonne lorry, driven by a man in his 30s, collided into a two-tonne lorry coming from the opposite direction, killing the driver of the smaller vehicle on the spot.

The driver of the two-tonne lorry managed to survive with light injuries.

Fire and Rescue Department arrived at the scene 12 minutes after receiving the emergency call at 12.27pm today.

A spokesperson from the Fire and Rescue Department said: “The firemen had to use specialised equipment, including a cable winch to retrieve the body of the deceased trapped in the wreckage.”

The operation took more than 30 minutes.


Firemen took about 30 minutes to extricate the lorry driver's body which was trapped in the wreckage.

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Couple Die, Daughter Sustains Severe Injury In Accident

9 Sep 2014
KUANTAN, Sept 8 (Bernama) -- A man and his wife were killed, while their daughter was badly injured, after the Hyundai Getz car they were travelling in collided with an express bus at Km 59 of Jalan Lipis-Merapoh near Kuala Lipis Monday.

Kuala Lipis police chief DSP Abdul Razak Hassan said Muhamad Zulfahmi Awang, 24, and his wife, Siti Zulaika Mohd Taha, 21, died on the spot.

Their two-year-old daughter, Nur Fatin Irdina, who sustained severe head and bodily injuries, was taken to Lipis Hospital for treatment.

"They were heading to Raub from Terengganu when the mishap occurred at 1.45 am.

"When they arrived at the scene, the car skidded into the opposite lane before colliding with an express bus which was heading to Kelantan from Kuala Lumpur," he told Bernama when contacted here Monday.

The said the remains of the couple from Jerteh, Terengganu, were taken to the same hospital for post mortem.

The case is being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, he added.


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Make Travel Insurance Compulsory

8 Sep 2014

I REFER to the report “When travel plans go awry” (Sunday Star, May 4).
I agree travel insurance is very important and necessary when one travels abroad.
Accidents are unforeseeable and can cause a lot of problems and misery especially when they happen in a foreign land.
With travel insurance, one can get help from a medical assistance provider by calling a toll free telephone number.
The medical assistance provider will arrange for emergency medical evacuation of the insured person from the scene of accident to the nearest suitable hospital for treatment and then repatriation to the home country for continued treatment.
Imagine an accident happening in North America or some remote locations in Asia or Africa and the difficulties one will encounter without professional help.
The medical, evacuation and repatriation costs can amount to a very substantial amount. All these will be covered by the policy.
This is the single most important benefit of a travel insurance policy.
There are other benefits given by the travel insurance policy such as travel delay, missed connection, lost luggage, repatriation of mortal remains besides personal accident and personal liability.
The premium is very affordable and will not burn a hole in the pocket of the person travelling on holiday or business.
I read not so long ago the Tourism Ministry had asked MATTA to ensure every person travelling abroad under a package arranged by their members is insured for travel insurance.
For those travelling on their own, please make sure you take up travel insurance. Always remember: Never travel without a travel policy.
I join the call to make travel insurance compulsory.
HUANG HENG HWAI
Petaling Jaya
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Three die after car rams Putrajaya electrical pole

4 Sep 2014
PUTRAJAYA: Three men were killed and another seriously injured when the car they were in rammed into an electricity poll.
The impact caused the vehicle to split into two.
The three died at the scene of the accident.
The victims were on their way to Desa Pinggiran Putra from Dengkil when the crash occurred at about 6.45am yesterday.
It is learnt that the driver had lost control of the car.
Putrajaya OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Razak Abdul Majid said the injured person was being treated at Putrajaya Hospital.
Fire and Rescue Department personnel were called in to extricate the bodies from the car.
He said that police had not been able to identify the four yet.

Fatal crash: Traffic police officers at the scene of the accident along Persiaran Utara near Desa Pinggiran Putra in Putrajaya.
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Accidents On The Rise

4 Sep 2014

MIRI: Bigger roads, more vehicles, more people equals more road deaths – that is how it is on the state and federal roads in northern Sarawak today as latest statistics points to a high surge in the number of people killed in road accidents in the area.
For the first six months of this year, 30 people had died in fatal road accidents in Miri Division, as compared with 18 during the same period last year.
An alarming 1,694 cases of road accidents occurred in Miri Division from January to June this year.
These accidents and the 30 deaths occured during accidents on state and federal roads, with accidents on federal roads showing an alarming increase of 500% in terms of frequency of occurance.
The latest figures compiled by the Miri traffic authorities showed that tragic road accidents are getting too frequent for comfort.
Miri police chief ACP Gan Tian Kee had recently blamed the situation on both human attitude and also on the road conditions and the fast increase in the number of new vehicles that are on the roads every month.
“The number of accidents happening and the number of people getting killed in these accidents keep on increasing.
“Why is it like this? There is a need to come up with some solution fast,” he said at the Miri Traffic police headquarters during a visit.
According to probes carried out by the traffic police, there has been a vast surge in not only the number of new vehicles on the roads in Miri, but also in the number of vehicles passing through Miri Division because this region is located in the middle of the Pan Borneo highway.
Miri is located right in the centre point of the Pan Borneo highway routes between Sabah, Brunei and the rest of Sarawak.
Motorists wanting to go from southern Sarawak to Brunei and into Sabah have to pass through Miri Division, while those travelling from Sabah or Brunei to southern Sarawak need to pass through Miri.
This region functions as the transit link for all sorts of vehicles, from cars to four-wheel drives to lorries, trucks and cargo containers.
“Add in with the existing number of vehicles on the roads owned by people living in Miri City and the new vehicles that are on the roads all the time, the roads here are getting very busy.
“The road conditions along the Pan Borneo highway are uneven and not lighted at night.
“The human factors also contribute to the increasing road deaths because motorists are driving very fast, and disregarding regulations and some of them drive under the influence of alcohol and drugs,” Gan stressed.
Based on the statistics compiled by the traffic police, road accidents have surged in most stretches of state and federal roads.
For example, along the Miri to Bintulu routes, there has been a 25% surge over the past six months.
Along the Kuala Baram by-pass, there was a 200% surge, Senadin 100%, Bakam and Miri-Bekenu-Niah routes also 100% increase.
The deaths resulting from these accidents involved motorists, van drivers, four-wheel drivers and also motorcyclists and pedestrians.
Some 2,776 vehicles were involved in various forms of accidents in Miri Division during the first six months of this year.
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