Car plunges 4 floors down parking lot

The wreckage of the car after the driver was extricated from the vehicle at Star City complex in Kota Kinabalu yesterday.
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KOTA KINABALU - A man was seriously injured after the car he was reversing plunged four floors down a shopping centre parking lot here yesterday.

In the 7.30am incident, the 53-year-old driver reversed his car in the parking lot before ramming through a sidewall. The vehicle then plunged to the ground floor of Star City complex.

Firemen had to extricate the driver, who was pinned inside the mangled vehicle.

Sabah Fire and Rescue Services Department spokesman Affendy Ramin said the victim was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

City police deputy chief superintendent M. Chandra said the victim broke his shoulder and suffered internal bleeding.

A security guard at the complex, Temano Karim, said he was at a nearby food outlet when he heard a loud crash.

"I rushed out and saw a man inside the wreck. We called out and he responded by waving his hand. We then assured him that help was on the way before calling for help," he said.

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