Talented Malaysian football striker Rozaimi Abdul Rahman was involved in a severe car accident in Kota Kinabalu, according to Sabah Fire and Rescue Department on Monday.
Rozaimi, the 23-year-old who plays for Sabah FA, was travelling in a car with his cousin Mohd Farris Mahamud but lost control after the tire of the car exploded and and crashed into several objects.
Firemen managed to pull out the two injured people from the mangled car while an ambulance later took both Rozaimi and Farris to the hospital.
“Rozaimi suffered head injuries and broke his right hand. He is still warded at the Intensive Care Unit, but his condition is improving,” said Sabah general secretary Alijus Sipil.
However, Farris, his cousin who was believed to be the one driving the car has reportedly died couple hours after getting treatment at hospital due to serious head injury.
Rozaimi had previously played for Sarawak, Selangor and Harimau Muda A before joining Sabah. He is considered a lethal goalscorer when in form, became the tops scorer of 2013 AFC U-22 Asian Cup qualifier with 10 goals.