Teen’s car ‘ bull­dozed’ by lorry

> Heavy ve­hi­cle driver claims brakes failed


KUALA LUMPUR: An 18-yearold girl had a har­row­ing ordeal when her car was pushed side­ways by a lorry for more than 30m af­ter she al­legedly tried to over­take the heavy ve­hi­cle at an in­ter­change on the Duta-Ulu Klang Ex­press­way (DUKE) on Mon­day.

Kuala Lumpur traf­fic po­lice head of in­ves­ti­ga­tions DSP Shafie Daud said the ac­ci­dent oc­curred at 12.55pm at the Air Panas in­ter­change when the lorry, driven by a 48-year-old man, and a Pero­dua Myvi driven by the teenager were ex­it­ing the high­way.

He said ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tions re­vealed the Myvi driver had tried to over­take the lorry from the left side.

Shafie said as both ve­hi­cles ap­proached a nar­row and de­scend­ing bend, the Myvi was sand­wiched be­tween a con­crete wall and the lorry be­fore it spun and ended up pinned to the front of the lorry.

The car was pushed for about 30m until both ve­hi­cles came to a stop.

“Both par­ties have lodged a po­lice re­port and were un­hurt in the in­ci­dent. The lorry driver claimed he was un­able to stop his ve­hi­cle as the brakes had failed at the time. We will send the lorry to Pus­pakom to de­ter­mine the con­di­tion of the lorry’s brakes,” he said.

A video of the in­ci­dent went vi­ral on so­cial me­dia yes­ter­day. It showed the car’s tyres screech­ing loudly while it was be­ing “bull­dozed” side­ways along the road.

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