Accident victim robbed as he lay, trapped, in car
Man robbed in Seremban, Malaysia of his wallet and gold necklace.
Mon, Nov 12, 2007
The New Straits Times
Seremban, Malaysia - Chong Seng Satt, 23, lost control of his car on a rough patch of road outside the Tesco Extra hypermarket about 1pm. The car spun several times before hitting a tree on the roadside, said a police spokesman.
His passenger Lim Kim Hwa, 26, died from head injuries as rescue workers tried to free him.
Chong was taken to Tuanku Ja'afar Hospital, where he is reported to be in stable condition.
There was initial confusion over Lim's identity because his wallet had been stolen, probably by someone pretending to help the two men.
According to Lim's father, who declined to be identified, besides his wallet, a gold necklace he wore is also missing.
"Fortunately, a friend of my son's found out about the accident and informed us.
"If not, it would have taken the police some time to identify him," said the father.
In another accident in Bandar Baru Nilai at 2.30am, a motorcyclist was killed when he lost control of his bike and swerved off the road.
Twenty-year-old Saprin Yonas, from Sabah, had been working at a factory in Nilai since last year.
A police spokesman said Saprin's body was claimed at the hospital by his family after a post-mortem.