TENOM: A coffee bean replica, an icon in the district, was damaged after a four-wheel drive rammed into it last night.
The incident at 10.30pm saw a man in his 50s, who was just returning from a wedding reception, crashing into the replica located in the middle of the town’s roundabout, in a bid to avoid hitting a dog.
District police acting chief Assistant Superintendent Ahmad Razali Shaari said the driver was coming from neighbouring Keningau.
The incident at 10.30pm saw a man in his 50s, crashing into the replica located in the middle of the town’s roundabout, in a bid to avoid hitting a dog. Pix courtesy of NST Readers.
“It was raining and the road was slippery during the time of accident. The driver claimed he was avoiding a dog which was near the roundabout,” he said when contacted today.
Ahmad Razali said they have yet to conduct investigations as no police report was filed by the driver nor the Tenom district council on the incident.
The driver did not suffer injuries although severe damages were done on the replica. It was learnt that the driver was willing to bear the repair costs. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd