Lorry driver killed, two attendants injured in single vehicle crash

SIM BAK HENG

HULU TERENGGANU: A 39-year-old lorry driver was killed and two lorry attendants injured when their vehicle skidded at Km 393.8 on the East Coast Highway 2 at 8am today.

The deceased has been identified as Razali Ahmat from Batu Pahat, Johor. He died on the spot.

The two injured are Mohd Faizul Mahpan, 43, from Kluang, and Mohd Hafiz Tahir, 36, from Batu Pahat, Johor. They sustained severe head injuries.

It is learnt that the lorry was travelling along the Bukit Besi-Ajil stretch of the highway when the vehicle suddenly skidded and landed at the left side of the highway.

District OCPD Deputy Supt Mohd Adli Mat Daud said the two injured were sent to the district hospital for treatment.

He said investigation was underway on the cause of the accident as the accident took place along a straight road.