Lorry driver dies, run over by own vehicle

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  • Friday, 27 Feb 2015

JOHOR BARU: A lorry driver was killed by his own vehicle as he was attempting to stop it from ramming into a stall in Jalan Besar, Felda Inas in Kulai, here, Friday.

According to a Johor Fire and Rescue Department spokesman, the victim, Rizal Osman, 37, had parked his lorry near a stall when he realised his vehicle was moving due to brake failure.

"The victim tried to get up to the lorry driver's seat, but slipped and fell down. He was then pinned under the tyres of the lorry," he said when contacted.

He said the victim died on the spot due to severe injuries in the 7am incident.

Six men from the Kulai Fire and Rescue Department were sent to the scene upon receiving a distress call at 7.47am.

He said it took over hour to extricate the body. - Bernama

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