Bus driver hurt, passengers unharmed in LPT1 crash

KUANTAN: A bus driver was injured while 37 passengers escaped unharmed after the vehicle they were travelling in hit the back of a lorry at KM218.5 of East Coast Highway 1 (LPT1).

Kuantan police chief ACP Wan Mohd Zahari Wan Busu said the bus driven by a 40-year-old man along with a second driver, aged 36, was en route to Kuala Terengganu from Nilai, Negri Sembilan, during the 1am incident yesterday.

The driver was believed to have lost control of the vehicle and hit the rear of the lorry transporting a consignment of clothes, he said.

”The bus driver suffered injuries to his hands, legs and head and was taken to Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan here for treatment,” ACP Wan Mohd Zahari said in a statement, Bernama reported.

“All 37 bus passengers and the co-driver did not suffer any injuries and continued their journey to Terengganu on a replacement bus,” he added.

The case is being investigated under Section 43(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

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