A 48-year-old lorry driver has died after crashing into a road sign along Persiaran Paya Terubong 2 in Bayan Lepas on Wednesday (Sept 28), reported New Straits Times.
Following the collision, the road sign then collapsed on top of the driver, trapping him inside for 20 minutes.
Body pulled out by firefighters
The Paya Terubong fire station was later alerted of the incident at 3.20pm and rushed to the scene.
Operations officer Khairul Anuar Abd Rahim told the English daily that they managed to extricate the victim’s body from the wreckage with special rescue tools 3.46pm.
He added that the victim was pronounced dead by paramedics who were at the scene as well.
According to footage by NST Online, the road sign had indicated that the stretch of road was only meant for light vehicles with a height of less than 2.6m.
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