Monday, October 11

101010 Delima Express Negeri Sembilan-Melaka Bus Tragedy

Life is unpredictable.


When everyone was embracing the happiness of 101010, no one expected a tragic incident to occur. At 6.50pm on the fateful 10th October 2010, this was what happened (from my understanding) :-


Delima Express heading northbound--> crashed the rear of a car (1) --> Delima Express lost control--> steered sideways--> rammed into the guardrail--> into the opposite lane-->Crashed into a Toyota Hiace (2) heading southbound--> Myvi (3) cannot brake in time upon seeing the Delima Express on the fast lane & bang straight into the Delima Express--> Honda Accord (4) behind the Myvi, cannot brake in time as well & bumped into the Myvi --> Welfare Department Bus hit the Delima Express which was blocking the 3 lanes from the southbound direction--> 12 fatalities recorded and 50 others injured.

Practically i have summarize a 3 page news report for my readers. (Dontcha love me?? XD)

Now, i have read the news from various sites, and no doubt, this tragic accident had sparked the interest of the public.

Let me summarize the speculations that I've heard and read that caused this tragic incident to happen:-

1. Delima Express was speeding. It was on the fast lane on the highway.
2. It was a crosswind area between 2 hills. (Kawasan Angin Lintang)
3. That stretch of road is haunted (km223 northbound).
4. A car behind Delima Express too rammed into the opposite side of the highway. (reason unexplained, thus speculation no. 3 arise)
5. 101010 is a auspicious date, but that particular time is the "dark" period.

When such tragic incident happens, we find the cause of the accident. And then, we tend to make conclusions. Once conclusion is made, someone has to be blamed, and this time it's no other than the dead bus driver of Delima Express.


I'm not one of the staff of Delima Express, not a family member/friends of those involved, and neither was i at the accident scene. I would not pass any judgement on this issue. But i have questions; questions that i hope to seek further understanding on why this tragic accident occur.

1. Was Delima Express speeding? How fast was it?

2. What is the health condition of the driver?

3. Before the accident, Delima Express was in which lane? (slow, middle or fast?)

4. It was reported that Delima Express crashed the rear of the car (car 1 as in my summary above).

5. What is that car 1? What happened to car 1? Where's the driver of car 1?

6. Assuming that the Delima Express was speeding and crashed on Car 1. Passengers and driver of Car 1 would have been killed, or injured. I couldn't find any information on Car 1.

7. The traffic on Sunday evening is normally heavy towards KL (people getting back to work on Monday). Is there no other eyewitness on what happened to Delima Express prior to the crash? The only witness claimed that Delima Express was speeding also said that she was asleep before the crash. Was there anybody who was awake at that time?

8. What about the traffic monitoring cameras? I usually see the cameras along the NSE that monitor the traffic flow. Can the bus be detected? Maybe we can even see what happened to the bus that it flew to the opposite direction.



I'm not a detective, but I'm just a curious person. 12 lives gone, and people injured. I just feel this incident should not remain a mystery. Answers should be given to the family of those affected, so that they should understand what actually happened.

I hope that Malaysia's CSI team would act fast, but with detailed analysis and provide to the nation the answers to my questions. Accidents do happen. We cannot predict or prevent. All i could advice is for us to do more good things in life and treasure it. Be careful on the road.

For more pictures, you can visit Tekkaus blogpost here. (loaded with pics of bloody accident scenes)

Information and sources for my summary taken from The Star & NST.

Hmm, should i send my RedButtockz Wern to bus station tomorrow? She's going back to Ipoh.

Okays, time for bed. I pray for the fast action of M'sia CSI team, fast recovery of those involved, and may those departed rest in peace.

Nitez everyone.

XOXO
MsXErOz

14 comments:

Vin Tsen Gan said...
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Vin Tsen Gan said...

In accordance to the constabulary system in Malaysia, your questions will be duly answered with a stereotypical "I'm sorry, the questions are confidential police materials that I cannot disclose. We will do our best. No further comments" statement.

May the victims of the tragedy rest in peace.

Raymond Choo said...

i was on my way sending cherry back to tampin.. luckily we shopping until know no time and start journey late.. stucked in jam but didnt see the aftermath as we exit thru pedas-linggi exit to avoid jam..

Spectre said...

gib rm 30 to ur sister take ets IPOH - KL or take plus linear from KTM KL station

MsXeRoZ Nicole said...

@Vince, *nods in agreement*

@Raymond Choo, yah otherwise you'll be stucked in 25km jam!

@Spectre, i think she gone back d!

ken said...

such a sad tragedy.. =/

Kelvin said...

RIP.

Raymond Choo said...

i think i was stuck in around 10km jam d when i exited at pedas-linggi.. luckily the radio announcer ask us to exit at pedas-linggi..if not dunno what time will reach tampin.. from that pedas-linggi exit to simpang ampat exit the journey around 28km ler..

MsXeRoZ Nicole said...

ken, yeah..now it only cause insecurities to drive.

MsXeRoZ Nicole said...

@Raymond Choo, aih..this is the 1st time such horrid accident happen. I saw hands and body parts were flung on the ground due to the impact. Imagine how family members would find seeing such scene. Traumatic experience i would say.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info

Tucson Accident said...

These images look terrible! My heart goes out to the victims of this tragedy.

zekkkk said...

The bus driver was innocent.
Its very hard to believe Delima Express was involved in the crash because the have very good drivers and good record in the industri.

According to eyewitnesses, the bus did not speed but moving steadily with approximately 90km/h at middle lane. The Chinese couple, Ms. Lu (makeup artist) and Mr. Xu (businessman) was driving about 100 meters behind the bus before the horrific accident happened. Both of them claimed that the bus steered a bit to left before it lost control and crashed to the opposite expressway. They suspect a car moved from fast lane to middle lane out of sudden and the bus was trying to avoid the car but failed and eventually lost control.

The bus driver's wife said her late husband was a careful driver, it's very unlikely that he over-speed and put others' life on risk. According to a reliable source, the deceased's daughter gets a lot of calls and messages accusing her father as murderer. People, if you read this I beg you to spread this because he was innocent. He should not be called a murderer and his family should not be disturbed this way

zekkkk said...

The bus driver was innocent. Its very hard to believe Delima Express was involved because they had the very best drivers and have very good record in the industri.
According to eyewitnesses, the bus did not speed but moving steadily with approximately 90km/h at middle lane. The Chinese couple, Ms. Lu (makeup artist) and Mr. Xu (businessman) was driving about 100 meters behind the bus before the horrific accident happened. Both of them claimed that the bus steered a bit to left before it lost control and crashed to the opposite expressway.
They suspect a car moved from fast lane to middle lane out of sudden and the bus was trying to avoid the car but failed and eventually lost control.
The bus driver's wife said her late husband was a careful driver, it's very unlikely that he over-speed and put others' life on risk. According to a reliable source, the deceased's daughter gets a lot of calls and messages accusing her father as murderer.
People, if you read this I beg you to spread this because he was innocent. He should not be called a murderer and his family should not be disturbed this way.
Please be considerate.