Road block: The container which toppled onto the road from a lorry along Jalan Ros Merah Utama in Johor Jaya.
JOHOR BARU: The boss is not always right. A lorry driver found that out the hard way when he drove the vehicle through an underpass, causing a container he was carrying to topple over.
“I did not see a sign on the bridge which says that it has a 3.5m high restriction. I drove through it confidently as my boss told me to do so,” said the driver, known only as Kumar, 57.
His boss, who declined to be named, was sitting right beside him then and was giving directions to him to get to their destination.
Speaking to reporters yesterday, Kumar said that luckily, the container was empty and it did not crash onto other vehicles on the road.
“I have been a lorry driver for the last 40 years. I would usually take the Pasir Gudang highway route.
“This is the first time that I am taking the inner route through Jalan Ros Merah,” he said, adding that the incident took place at around 10am.
Seri Alam OCPD Supt Abdul Samad Salleh said the accident caused a major traffic congestion along the stretch for about an hour.
“We will take action for his negligence.
“Investigations show that there was no major damage to the underpass and the route can be used safely,” he said.