KUANTAN: A car ride turned tragic for a couple after their vehicle skidded onto a rail track and was rammed by a train in Bera.
Tee Wei Keong, 22, from Kampung Baru, Sungai Lui in Negri Sembilan, died on the spot in the 1.45am incident while his girlfriend, Tan Peng Pie, 18, suffered serious injuries and was warded at Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Hospital in Temerloh.
The couple had been travelling from Kemayan to Temerloh when their car collided with the train at the 43km of Jalan Temerloh-Bahau.
Tee’s mother Liew Su Tiow, 45, said his son could have decided to go for a late meal.
“When I woke up that morning and looked out of the house, I didn’t see my son’s car at its usual place.
“So, I thought he might have gone out for supper,” she said in between sobs at her house in Sungai Lui yesterday.
However, Liew said she later asked her husband’s workers staying nearby to look for Tee as she had a “bad feeling” about him.
“They came back not long after to tell me about the accident,” she said.
When met at the hospital, Tan’s mother, who declined to be named, was too distraught to speak, except to say that her daughter suffered serious head injuries and was still in coma.
Bera OCPD Deputy Supt Mohamad Zahid Mohamad Noor said Tee’s car was believed to have skidded to the left side of the road and onto the rail track.
“At the same time, a train passed by and rammed into the car. The case is being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987,” he added.
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