Couple escape death when their car overturned

MIRI: A couple in their 30s survived with minor injuries after their car turned turtle near Vista Perdana here in the early hours of yesterday.

The couple is said to be travelling from Pujut Tanjung Batu heading towards Vista Perdana. After passing the traffic light into Vista Perdana, the vehicle went out of control and skidded before turning turtle.

The woman sitting at the front passenger seat was trapped while the driver managed to escape. He called for help.

The driver sustained injuries to his neck while the woman, who was removed from the vehicle by a team of firemen from Lopeng Fire and Rescue Station, injured her leg and hand.

In another accident, a man in his 20s suffered bruises on several parts of his body after his motorcycle rammed a car at Krokop 8 at about 1.30pm yesterday.

The victim was thrown a few metres from his motorcycle, while the cars driver and his passenger were unhurt.

He was taken to Miri Hospital by an ambulance.