11 vehicles were hit by a lorry on the causeway leading to the Woodlands Checkpoint – After a traffic collision, the South Johor Bahru District Police announced on Thursday, July 7th, 2022, that a 34-year-old Malaysian truck driver had been taken into custody following the accident. The officials also confirmed that a van, a bus, and nine cars were among the other 11 vehicles that were involved in the accident. Six of the vehicles had international registrations, while the others had Malaysian registrations.
According to channelnewsasia.com, at around 9.25 a.m., two lanes were stopped as a result of the collision that happened on the route. By midday, all lanes had been cleared, according to an ICA Facebook update. Videos of the event making the rounds on social media showed a lorry colliding with many other cars before coming to a stop. The road was littered with debris in a later footage, and several damaged cars were parked off to the side. Police from Malaysia were on the scene of the accident. The video also included a view of an SBS Transit bus. According to the firm, there were no injuries on board the bus.
Heavy traffic on the Causeway was caused by the closed lanes, and a white van was spotted being dragged away. The South Johor Bahru District Police said in a statement that preliminary investigations revealed the lorry’s driver loss of control over the vehicle and it was caused by a brake problem and that the driver had tested drug-free. So, it was confirmed that the accident has nothing to do with influence of alcohol or any other influence related to drugs. According to the Malaysian authorities, there were no fatalities or injuries.
The lorry driver or firm involved will face severe consequences if it is discovered that they did not follow safety requirements, Malaysia’s Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong stated in a Facebook post shortly after the incident. The minister stated the punishment that is attached to such act. He said “This includes suspending the driver’s Goods Driving Licence, suspending the company’s permit or other penalties enshrined in the Road Transport Act 1987.”
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