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Frog in car leads to death of teacher

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KUALA LUMPUR: A vernacular school teacher was killed in a car crash after she panicked over a frog which found its way into her vehicle on Friday.

The accident, which occurred near a fishing pond at Jalan Kota Puteri in Batu Arang, also injured her two children.

The teacher of SK Chap Kuan, identified as Moey Yin, 36, was driving home from school when she noticed a frog in her car.

She panicked and lost control of the vehicle, which rammed into a tree near the pond at 5.30pm.

Moey died on the spot while her son, aged 8, and daughter, 9, sustained serious injuries. Both were sent to Sungai Buloh Hospital.

The son suffered a broken leg while the daughter was still unconscious and had been warded at the hospital's Intensive Care Unit.

The incident is being investigated under section 41(1) of Road Transport Act 1987 for causing death by reckless driving.

Those who witnessed the incident are urged to contact Gombak traffic police investigating officer Inspector Rasha Azrul Shafii at 03-6126 2222, 03-6126 2273 or go to the nearest police station.

Moey Yin’s car after the accident on Friday and the frog (inset) that caused her to panic and lose control of her vehicle.


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