Lorry passenger dies in crash

Date:

SERIAN: A lorry passenger died following a two-vehicle collision along Jalan Kampung Paon Rimu on Saturday (Feb 5).

The victim identified as Alexander Alon, 20, was found crushed under the lorry’s cabin for almost five hours after the 10-tonne lorry loaded with oil palm fruits collided with a pickup truck at 6pm.

A spokesman from the Sarawak Fire Department operations centre said the victim was found around 11.10pm after the overturned lorry was successfully moved with the help of an excavator and another lorry.

Rescuers managed to bring the victim out and later pronounced dead before being handed over to the police for further action.

Earlier, firemen from Serian station were deployed to the scene after receiving a distress call regarding two vehicles that overturned at a bend.

Three individuals in the pickup truck were successfully extricated from the vehicle and were brought to the hospital for further treatment.

The lorry driver who was unharmed, was also extricated from the vehicle and informed rescuers that he was with a passenger (deceased victim) during the incident.

When the driver called the victim’s phone, he heard the phone ringing but it was not answered. Following that, the search for the victim was carried out with the help of an excavator to find out the victim’s status.

An excavator was used to move the overturned lorry to facilitate search and rescue efforts for the victim.

National paper’s headline on Pandelela leaves minister fuming

KUCHING: Minister for Youth, Sport and Entrepreneur Development Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah is upset with the negative headline from one of the...

Share post:

Our Opinion

More like this
Related

Car suddenly burst into flames, no one harmed

MIRI: A car suddenly burst into flames here last...

More opportunities for youth in own field through development strategy: Rep

KUCHING: The state government is looking to provide youth...

Sarawak researchers attend world congress of soil science

KUCHING: Sarawak Tropical Peat Research Institute (TROPI) participated in...

Metal object believed to be from Chinese rocket found

BINTULU: Another metal object believed to be debris from...

Ministry flushes out hoarding of cooking oil

LUBOK ANTU: Alert officers called a retailer’s bluff about...

No sound from groups pushing for UEC recognition

KUCHING: There is no political will on the Barisan...

Sarawak celebrates as UTS gamer strikes gold

By Natasha Jee & Amyra Varkisa KUCHING: University...

Remote clinic first to get solar-hydrogen power

MIRI: A health clinic in a remote village about...

Mental toughness key to excelling in sports

KUCHING: Sarawak wants to becoming a sporting powerhouse in...

Sarawak to host AsiaFlux conference

KUCHING: The AsiaFlux Conference 2022 which is scheduled to...

Body of missing 10-year-old boy found

KAPIT: The body of a 10-year-old boy reported missing...

Former opposition party members join PBB

SIBU: Former members of Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) are...