Man dies in collision between lorry, trailer


GETTING TREATMENT: An injured passenger is treated by the paramedics before being brought to Bintulu Hospital.

BINTULU: A man died while two others suffered serious injuries after the lorry they were travelling in crashed into a stationary trailer at Km 50 Bintulu – Tatau Road early yesterday morning.

It is believed the lorry driver had failed to notice the trailer parked by the roadside and crashed into it at about 5am yesterday. The driver had earlier overtaken several other vehicles even though visibility was said to be poor due to mist that morning.

The deceased flung out from the lorry as a result of the impact, while the front part of the lorry was badly damaged.

The body was brought to Bintulu Hospital for post mortem, while the injured passengers were admitted to the same hospital for treatment.

It is believed that one of them is the father of the deceased.