KLUANG: A 20-year-old woman escaped just in time before the Toyota Camry she was driving burst into flames following an accident at KM64 of the North South Expressway (north bound), near here, this morning.
District police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Abduh Ismail said the crash resulted in a 10-kilometre traffic congestion as authorities were working on putting out the fire and moving the burnt vehicle off the stretch.
He said police received information that the crash involved a Toyota Camry and a Proton Saga.
"Checks showed the driver of the Camry, from Johor Baru, had lost control of her vehicle before slamming into a Proton Saga in front.
"The impact caused the Saga, driven by a 31-year-old woman, to skid and crash into a road divider on the left," he said.
Mohd Abduh said following the accident, the Camry caught fire but the driver managed to escape on time. The Saga, he said, sustained damages to its front end.
"Both victims sustained only minor injuries and received treatment at Kluang Hospital."
Meanwhile, Renggam Fire and Rescue Department operation chief Zaiful Zainon said his station received a distress call at about 7.55am and rushed an engine with six personnel to the location.
"The Camry is about 80 per cent burnt from the blaze." he said, adding that the fire operation ended at about 9.06am.