Large piece of equipment falls off trailer, causes massive traffic jam in Kota Kinabalu


KOTA KINABALU: The city centre was hit with major congestion after a trailer carrying a large piece of equipment got stuck under a pedestrian bridge across Jalan Tun Razak here.

The large component, which appears to be part of a building ventilation system, fell off the trailer and hit a vehicle around 4.10pm on Sunday (June 5), blocking off most of the three-lane road.

Nobody was hurt but the incident caused severe traffic congestion in Segama and adjacent areas.

Acting Kota Kinabalu police chief Supt Kalsom Idris said that a traffic police team was rushed to the area as vehicles were completely gridlocked unable and traffic continued to build up.

She said traffic policemen were eventually able to control the situation at the scene of the accident.

He said the initial investigation found that the accident occurred when the trailer was heading from Centre Point towards Likas via Jalan Tun Razak.

"As he approached the Segama pedestrian bridge, the component loaded on the trailer struck the bridge before falling off on the road and hit a car," she said.

Supt Kalsom said all vehicles involved in the accident were taken back to the Kota Kinabalu police station for further investigation.

"The car was damaged on its front and right side," she said, adding that the trailer was not damaged.

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