Myanmar killed as trailer hits vehicles and motorcycles

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Myanmar killed as trailer hits vehicles and motorcycles

Postby admin » Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:38 am

PETALING JAYA: A trailer, believed to have gone out of control, smashed into 13 vehicles at a junction here, killing a 64-year-old man and seriously injuring four others.

In the 1.45pm incident yesterday, the trailer heading for Puchong Jaya from Kinrara was said to have lost control and rammed into a traffic light before ploughing into seven cars, a lorry and five motorcycles from the opposite direction.

The accident caused cars and motorcycles to be dragged almost 50m.

A Myanmar national, U Kwan Lin, 64, was killed when the car he was driving was pinned under the trailer.

Kwan Lin died at the scene. The four who seriously injured were all motorcyclists.

A survivor, who only wanted to be known as Yap, 27, said he heard a loud crash and felt a strong impact, before his car was flung forward.

“There were about 20 vehicles waiting at the traffic light when we were hit by the trailer,” he said.

Police were forced to close the roads leading to the junction, which caused a three-hour traffic jam.

A police spokesman said it took fire department personnel 30 minutes to extricate the body from the wreckage.

“Initial investigations show that the trailer was speeding and lost control before reaching the junction,” he said.

He said the trailer’s driver, who was not injured in the accident, has been detained to assist in investigations.

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