Garbage Truck Collision: Driver Claims Brake Failure

The driver of a garbage truck involved in an accident claims to have experienced brake problems before losing control of the heavy vehicle, which subsequently collided with 14 cars along the Federal Highway yesterday.

As reported by NST, Assistant Commissioner S. Vijaya Rao, the Klang Utara police chief, stated that to verify the 41-year-old driver’s claims, the lorry will be sent to Puspakom for inspection.

The incident occurred at 2:33 pm at the traffic lights of Federal Highway and Shahpadu Highway from Shah Alam towards Kapar. Initial investigations revealed that the heavy vehicle collided with the 14 cars that were queued at the traffic light junction.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported, and all drivers involved went to the police station to lodge reports. Additionally, the urine test of the truck driver returned negative.

Vijaya mentioned that investigations are ongoing under Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 to determine the exact cause of the accident and whether any negligence or technical issues contributed to the incident.

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