Bomba rescues driver trapped in crashed lorry on NSE

AYER HITAM: A lorry driver escaped unhurt after the vehicle he was driving skidded and crashed into another lorry at KM79.6 of the North-South Expressway (NSE) near here.

The Johor Fire and Rescue Department operations centre said it received an emergency call about the incident at 2.52am on Wednesday (Aug 17).

Ayer Hitam fire station chief Mohammad Shamin Mohamed Salikin said six firemen were deployed to the scene.

"A fire rapid tender (FRT) vehicle was used in the operation,'' he said in a statement on Wednesday.

Shamin said the 31-year-old victim was trapped in the driver's seat and firefighters had to use special equipment to rescue him.

He said the victim was handed over to paramedics from the Health Ministry after he was rescued.

The operation, led by senior officer II Shalneeraj Abdullah ended at 3.39am.

In another incident, a 33-year-old lorry driver was injured after he was involved in an accident with another lorry on Wednesday.

Mohammad Shamin said the incident took place at KM81.8 along the NSE south-bound at 6.12am.

"The lorry, which was carrying chicken, collided into another lorry,'' he said.

Shamin said six firemen and an FRT were deployed.

He said the 31-year-old driver of the other lorry escaped unhurt.

The operation led by senior officer II Shalneeraj Abdullah ended at 7.26am.

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