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Friday August 10, 2007

Joyride goes fatally wrong

KUALA LUMPUR: A joyride turned tragic for four friends when three of them were killed after the Mercedes-Benz they were travelling in crashed into a guardhouse.

The car first smashed into a billboard and then into a tree before crashing through the guardhouse, in front of a luxury apartment not far from the Kampung Pandan roundabout in Jalan Tun Razak here.

It was the second incident involving a luxury car at the stretch in less than 30 hours, after a Porsche Carrera crashed and killed a passenger in the underpass there on Wednesday.

The driver of the Mercedes S350L, identified as M. Matthew Savari, 31, and passenger A. Kumaravel, 30, both worked for a private company here that uses luxury cars to carry VIP clients.

The third victim in the 5.30pm incident, Nurliana Jamal Khan, 20, was from Penang.

Front seat passenger Richard Dass Augustin, 20, suffered serious leg injuries and has been warded at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

The bodies of the dead have been sent to the hospital for post mortem.

Police said the car did not belong to the driver or his passengers, who were all trapped in the car and had to be extricated by firemen.

Early on Wednesday morning, stall operator Chong Wai Hon, 23, from Wangsa Maju, died when the Porsche Carrera he was travelling in with two friends crashed in the underpass.

Passing motorists dragged the three men out of the burning car.

The driver of the car, identified as Wong Lam Kit, 23, and mechanic Chin Wai Keong, 28, have been admitted to the KLH.

They, too, had gone on a joyride in somebody else's car.

“We will investigate if they had taken the car without the permission of the owners,” City traffic police (acting traffic investigations division head) Asst Supt Rizal Abdul Rahman Sidek said.

The accident prompted SMART highway authorities to temporarily close the tunnel until 9am yesterday.

Text: The Star

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