Man dies after car crashes into concrete pillar near Bandar Cassia toll plaza

NIBONG TEBAL: A 56-year-old man died after his car crashed into a concrete pillar near the Bandar Cassia toll plaza here in Batu Kawan on Wednesday (Sept 7).

South Seberang Prai OCPD Supt Lee Chong Chern the victim died on the spot in the 2.30pm incident.

“The victim was driving alone when the car skidded and rammed into the concrete pillar at the right side of the road near Bandar Cassia toll plaza,” he said when contacted.

Supt Lee said the accident was believed to have occurred due to speeding and the driver losing control of his car.

He said an onsite investigation by the police did not find any brake marks or collision imprints with other vehicles.

He said there was also a clear sign that the car skidded on the right side of the road before hitting the fence and crashing into the concrete pillar.

He said the body of the victim has been sent to Hospital Sungai Bakap for postmortem.

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