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Penang Lorry Driver Crushed To Death After Colliding Into Road Sign, Causing It To Fall On Him

The road was meant for light vehicles only.

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.

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Driver crushed by falling road sign
Photo via New Straits Times

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.

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He added that the victim was pronounced dead by paramedics who were at the scene as well.

Firefighters pull out victim's body
Photo via Kosmo!

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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