Published on May 23rd, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Fatal Accident Between A Porsche And A Toyota
Porsche allegedly lost control before colliding with the Toyota MPV.
An anaesthetist has unfortunately lost his life behind the wheel, after his Porsche 911 skidded out of control and collided with an oncoming Toyota Vellfire. The Porsche driver has been identified as Dr Noor Zairul Muhamad. The 50-year-old driver of the 911 died at the scene of the accident that occurred on the Jalan Kluang-Batu Pahat trunk road at around 9.00 am yesterday (22nd May 2021).
According to Batu Pahat district police chief Ismail Dollah, preliminary investigations regarding this fatal accident has revealed that the deceased was travelling alone from his home in Batu Pahat towards Sri Gading and was believed to have lost control of the Porsche when coming around a corner. The 911 entered the corner fast and got into a skid, which then saw it hit a lamp post on the road divider before flying across onto oncoming traffic which caused it to collide head-on with a white Toyota Vellfire MPV.
Despite the massive damage inflicted on (both the front and rear of) the Vellfire though, the 31-year-old driver behind the wheel managed to only sustain moderate injuries to the head. He is reportedly currently being treated at Pantai Hospital.
Meanwhile, it took some 10 minutes for the rescue personnel on the scene to extricate the driver behind the wheel of the overturned Porsche 911. A total of 16 first responders and 4 vehicles were dispatched to the scene, but the anaesthetist had unfortunately succumbed to the severe injuries incurred and passed away at the scene of the accident.
Speaking further regarding this accident, chief Ismail said that the body of the deceased was taken to the Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital in Batu Pahat, for an autopsy. He also added that this accident is currently being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
It is still unclear at this stage as to what exactly caused the driver of the Porsche to lose control, especially considering that it was a clear day with dry roads. Seeing however as the force of the crash had managed to completely squash the passenger cell of the 911, it is probably fair to say that the 911 was being driven at a higher than normal speed.
Taking a closer look at the crumpled wreck of the 911, there is really not a straight panel left on it. In fact, the force of the collision is so severe that it had managed to twist the chassis of the Porsche to the point where its front right wheel is now permanently up in the air.
So, it should be noted that our public roads, wet or dry conditions are not for driving beyond the posted speed limits and we should not be driving beyond the limit of our ability even when in a car with high safety features.
Research by Joshua Chin