SEREMBAN: Two brothers bought a Proton Iswara Aeroback as a birthday gift for their father but died in separate road accidents on their way to deliver the car.
Hafidzan Zainal, 44, who drove the Aeroback was believed to have lost control of the vehicle before it skidded and crashed into a road divider.
His brother Mohd Fauzi Zainal, 39, driving another car, suffered a seizure after witnessing Hafidzan’s crash and died on the way to hospital.
The accident occurred at Km17, Jalan Kuala Pilah Simpang Pertang, at about 4.30pm.
Another brother, Shah Rizal Zainal, 41, said Hafidzan and Fauzi were on their way home to Taman Kobena, Senawang here from Felda Pasoh, Jelebu, to present the car to their father, Zainal Sulong, 63.
“They went together to collect the car. Hafidzan, who worked as a postman, then drove the Iswara while Fauzi drove a Perodua Myvi.
However, Hafidzan’s car skidded and crashed. “Fauzi was believed to have passed out after seeing Hafidzan covered in blood,” he said.
Jempol district police chief Hoo Chang Hook said initial investigations showed that Fauzi, who has a history of seizures, had suffered an attack after witnessing his brother’s accident.
He died on the way to hospital.
Hoo said Hafidzan lost control of the car he was driving and skidded to the left side of the road before crashing into a concrete road barrier. He suffered head injuries and was pronounced dead at 8pm.