Journalism: News Values

Topics: Selangor, Petaling Jaya, Assunta Hospital Pages: 2 (624 words) Published: March 15, 2013
Nathanael Long Car crash/1 January 12, 2013

Teenage girl dies after pursued car crashes into her family's vehicle

An investigation has been launched after an innocent 13-year-old girl was killed after a car that was being chased by police hit her last night. The Mitsubishi failed to stop and clipped the rear of a Perodua Kelisa in Petaling Jaya, last night sending it careering into a traffic light. The girl who died was a back seat passenger in the Kelisa and her parents and brother were treated for injuries at Assunta hospital, Petaling Jaya. The police pursued the Mitsubishi's driver after the car's registration number triggered an alert on the police's in-car computer system which targets uninsured drivers and other suspected minor offenders. Petaling Jaya Police Inspector Kuna Ganeson, said: “An innocent family are now dealing with the tragic death of a loved one. The Petaling Jaya Police has now begun a thorough investigation into the circumstances of this terrible accident. The thoughts of our staff and officers are with the family at this time.” The driver of the Mitsubishi was arrested and his female passenger was treated in hospital for minor injuries. Grocery shop owner Simon Yap said I was shocked when heard the news from another friend as we were walking to our shop. I feel very, very sorry for the family. A teacher at a school nearby Bobby Wong said there were police and ambulances and paramedics. It was dark and you could not see what was happening and the whole place was blocked off. (Ends)

JRN1000 Journalism Practice| Assignment 5|
Student name|  Nathanael Long Hian Sheng|
Suggested headline|  Teenage girl dies after pursued car crashes into her family’s vehicle|...
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