KUALA LUMPUR: A lorry carrying boulders crashed into six vehicles at the East-West Link Highway, in Taman Connaught, Cheras, yesterday, killing two and seriously injuring six.
|Lorry driver Kang Ban Hin, 51, was killed in the crash|
|The lorry that smashed into six vehicles near Taman Connaught, Cheras, yesterday.|
|A van was pinned against the concrete embankment.|
City deputy traffic police chief Deputy Superintendent Ng Fook Long said the accident occurred when the lorry, which was travelling on the MRR II (Middle Ring Road II), was negotiating a bend leading to Kajang.
“The driver is believed to have lost control of the vehicle, which then crashed into a multi-purpose vehicle and a motorcycle.”
“The lorry breached the divider and slammed into three cars and a van.”
Those injured were admitted to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre.
The driver of one of the damaged cars, Kamarul Aizan, 33, who was unhurt, said he saw the lorry crashing through the divider and hitting the vehicle in front of him.
“The impact caused my car to spin and that had probably saved my life.”
The accident caused a massive traffic jam that lasted for more than two hours.
Mohd Noh was attached to the bomb squad of the General Operations Force in Cheras. He was on his way to work from his barracks in Sungai Besi.
It is learnt that police identified him through his motorcycle registration number. His wallet was missing, believed to have been stolen from the scene of the accident.
His wife, Corporal Maznah Nayan, refused to speak to reporters when met at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital mortuary yesterday.
She is a photographer attached to the city police headquarters.
The couple have three daughters aged between 10 and 21.
Kang’s wife was also at the mortuary. They have two daughters and a son.