A Form Four student was killed when she was flung out of a car in a three-vehicle collision at the Jalan Tuaran bypass in Kota Kinabalu on Thursday.
Nabila Jimos, 16, who was a student of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Inanam, was in a silver Perodua Bezza with six other friends when the accident took place at 4.57pm near the Kampung Kalansanan U-turn.
It was reported that the car Nabila was travelling in was driven by another 16-year-old girl.
Nabila was thrown out of the car by the impact of the crash and landed on the divider.
Her mother, who arrived at the scene after receiving news of the accident, was later seen weeping next to her remains, which were covered with a white sheet.
According to district police chief Assistant Commissioner M Chandra, the accident was triggered by the silver Perodua Bezza making a sudden U-turn, which caused it to smash into a blue Perodua Bezza.
“(Then), a Honda City driven by a 50-year-old man who was travelling behind the blue Bezza could not avoid hitting the silver Bezza.
“The victim was thrown out of the car and landed on the divider, and suffered severe head injuries. She was confirmed dead by a doctor from the Likas Women and Children’s Hospital,” he said.
The other five occupants in Nabila’s car escaped unharmed.
The 26-year-old driver of the blue Bezza was taken to the Queen Elizabeth 2 Hospital for treatment, while the Honda City driver was unhurt.
The case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for causing death by reckless driving.