Driver injured in collision between two heavy vehicles

The scene of the accident.

SIBU, May 5: A head-on collision between two heavy vehicles left one driver injured.

The State Fire and Rescue Services Department in a statement said it received a distress call at 3.24pm today concerning an accident involving two heavy vehicles at Jalan Wawasan.

Nine firefighters were immediately despatched to the scene.

“The accident involved a trailer lorry which was carrying bags of cement and a trailer lorry which was then carrying a container. The vehicles were travelling in opposite directions,” it said.

The impact of the collision resulted in the 49-year driver of the trailer lorry carrying the container getting injured on his forehead.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene.

The other driver was unhurt.

The accident caused a serious traffic jam affecting traffic flow in both directions. — DayakDaily