Yesterday (7 July), a lorry was seen crashing into multiple vehicles at the Johor-Singapore Causeway after the driver lost control of the vehicle.
According to a video posted online, the lorry carrying sand can be seen ploughing into a line of vehicles that were stuck in the traffic congestion for at least 100 metres before slowly coming to a stop.
The incident shocked the drivers nearby and some quickly got out of their cars to see if anyone was injured and to assess the situation.
The tragic accident has left several cars damaged beyond recognition, including a Sedan was nearly crushed completely by the sheer force of the crash.
According to Harian Metro, South Johor police chief Assistant Commissioner Raub Selamat said the accident involved 12 vehicles, including a lorry, a bus, a van and 9 cars.
Fortunately, there were no lives lost in the road mishap and Raub Selamat said the vehicles involved reported minor damages.
It’s believed that there was a problem with the lorry’s brakes which was why it couldn’t be stopped in time when it got closer to the vehicles in front.
The 34-year-old lorry driver has been arrested to help police with investigations according to Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
Responding to the incident, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said that the authorities will launch a probe as it was a serious incident.
“Those who are at fault will be severely punished as it involves the safety and lives of road users.”
“The driver’s license will also be suspended if he’s found to be responsible for the accident under the Road Transport Act 1987,” he wrote in a Facebook post.