Sunday, November 28

Overturned lorry causes massive traffic jam on Federal Highway


KLANG: There was a massive three-hour traffic jam on the Federal Highway between the Kota Bridge and Sungai Rasau Toll Plaza here yesterday, after a lorry laden with canned drinks overturned onto a car in front of the toll plaza.

Both the lorry and car drivers were however unharmed in the accident.

Describing the 12.15pm accident, the lorry driver who wished to be known only as Kunyamboo, said he was alone at the time and was changing lanes slowly to stop at the middle of the toll plaza area after realizing the lorry’s brake were not functioning.

“Suddenly a car driven by a teenager shot into my path and I lost control of my vehicle and overturned onto the rearof the car causing it to be badly damaged,” he told reporters at the scene.

The congestion was worsened when people started stopping to collect the hundreds of canned drinks scattered on the road.

A tow truck was later seen moving the lorry.

A police spokesman confirmed receiving a report on the accident when contacted by Bernama. — Bernama