Causeway accident: Lorry found to be carrying excessive load, say cops


JOHOR BAHRU: The lorry that rammed into 11 automobiles on the Johor Causeway heading to Singapore two days in the past was found to be carrying greater than the permitted load restrict, says Johor police chief Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat.

He stated police had raided the lorry firm’s workplace to have a look at the upkeep data.

“Our investigations coated numerous facets and we raided the workplace (the lorry firm) to test data by way of lorry upkeep and so forth.

“In phrases of the capability of the lorry, we found that the (permitted) weight (load of the lorry) was extra (than allowed),” he stated when met at Op Lancar in Jalan Tebrau right here Saturday (July 9).

He stated this when commenting on the developments concerning the accident involving the lorry carrying rock mud.

Kamarul Zaman stated the 34-year-old lorry driver who had 33 earlier summonses for numerous site visitors offences had been remanded for 3 days from Friday (July 8).

He stated the remand on the person is predicted to be prolonged if the investigation papers should not accomplished.

The lorry driver was detained at 1.15pm on Thursday (July 7) and investigations found that the accident that occurred at 9.25am was brought on by a technical downside involving the lorry.

A complete of six automobiles concerned within the incident had been native automobiles whereas the opposite six had been international automobiles (together with lorries).

Meanwhile, he additionally stated Op Lancar along with Hari Raya Aidiladha which began on Friday and carries on till July 11 includes the deployment of 1,120 officers and police personnel within the state.

He added that the operation targeted on clean site visitors circulation, particularly within the 30 accident hotspots within the state. – Bernama

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