Crane truck goes out of control, causes series of accidents in Rawang

  • Nation
  • Friday, 12 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A crane truck which went out of control after having brake problems and caused a series of accidents involving nine other vehicles in Jalan Rawang heading to Kuala Garing near here.

Gombak police chief ACP Samsor Maarof said in the 9.45am incident on Friday (April 12), the crane driver, 61, lost control of his vehicle and went downhill before ramming into a car in front.

He said the car then went on to hit another car, a SUV and a three-tonne lorry.

“The three-tonne lorry then veered into the opposite lane to collide with a sand tipper lorry while the crane went on to knock four more cars before coming to a stop on the road shoulder.

“The driver and passenger of the three-tonne lorry sustained light injuries and were treated at Selayang Hospital while the other drivers were not hurt,” he said in a statement.

He said police would be conducting a urine test of the crane driver and the case would be investigated under Section 43 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987. - Bernama


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