Wednesday, March 22

Man dies after pickup truck rear-ends stationary lorry in Kuching


The deceased’s damaged vehicle at the scene of the accident.

KUCHING (Oct 9): A 48-year-old man died after his pick-up truck rear-ended a stationary lorry that was parked by the roadside at Jalan Lapangan Terbang here around 12.30am today.

The Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) in a statement identified the deceased as Yeo Nei Hing from Kota Sentosa.

“The deceased was pinned to his seat and had to be extricated by rescuers from the Tabuan Jaya fire station,” it said, adding a distress call on the incident was received at 12.30am.

Medical personnel pronounced Yeo dead at the scene and the body was handed over to police for further action.

Bomba in the statement said the lorry, which was parked by the side of the road, was being used by workers conducting road maintenance.

A worker seated in the lorry’s bucket said moments before the crash, he had noticed that the pickup truck was not slowing down as it approached the lorry, and shouted to three other workers to get out of the way.