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2 Killed and 3 Injured After Trailer Hits Bridge Along SUKE

2 Killed and 3 Injured After Trailer Hits Bridge Along SUKE
Mar 4, 2021
3:34 pm

As some may have saw, there was images of a flyover which was under construction that collapse in Kuala Lumpur yesterday after a heavy rainstorm.

 

The incident happened along the Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang Elevated Expressway (SUKE). Unfortunately, during the event, it was reported that two women had died in the accident and three more were injured.

The vehicle that hit into the construction was said to be too tall for the hight limit of the construction site. The driver of the vehicle is currently being investigated for driving under the influence of drugs.

Chief Assistant Commissioner Zulkefly Yahya of the Kuala Lumpur Investigations and Enforcement Department said that the 40-year-old driver from Sungai Siput, Perak had undergone a urine test and had returned positive for methamphetamine.

The driver was remanded under Section 15(1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act. The investigation will be handled by the Dang Wangi Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department said Zulkefly Yahya.

As for the case, it will be investigated under Section 44(1) of the Road Transport Act for driving under the influence.

What was the trailer carrying which made it pass the height limit?

 

 

The trailer was reportedly carrying an excavator. The top of it had collided with a pedestrian bridge and the iron scaffolding and framed had collapsed onto the road. The videos show that the van was crushed under it and another car had been impacted by the structure.

The van that was crushed by the structure had 5 passengers. Two women who were in their 40s were crushed to death and the other three were left seriously injured. Out of the three survivors, the 47-year-old van driver had suffered lung swelling, a fractured left shoulder and internal bleeding. The other who women in the van aged 51 and 54 had injuries to their legs.


Image via Info Roadblock JPJ/POLIS (Facebook)

 

The van passengers were on their way from Ampang to USJ 1 Subang Jaya to work at a factory.

The distress call was received by rescuers around 6:23pm but due to the amount of debris on top of the van, it took rescuers over two hours to access the trapped victims according to director Nordin Pauzi of the Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department.


Image via Info Roadblock JPJ/POLIS (Facebook)

 

This is not the first time that an incident like this has happened along the SUKE as 5 months ago, a concrete slab had fallen on a woman’s car and she narrowly escaped death which you can read about it here.

The company in charge of the construction should really have better safety procedures as during the previous incident, it had left the woman scarred for life. Maybe we should avoid driving through this road if it’s possible.

To our readers, remember to stay safe on the road and keep away from drugs (and drinking if you’re going to drive).

 

 

Credits to Malay Mail for the initial coverage.

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