Fuel tanker truck driver safe after collision with lorry

Firefighters and medical personnel are seen helping the tanker truck's driver after he was freed from being pinned inside the truck's cabin.

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KUCHING, Jan 18: A tanker truck driver was rescued by firefighters after getting pinned inside the truck’s cabin following a road collision with another lorry along Jalan Bako, today.

The Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operations centre in a statement today revealed that following an alert received at 9.06am, a team of eleven firefighters from the Tabuan Jaya fire station, led by PBK II Iskandar Apet and PBKII KUP Awang Iskandar, together with operations commander TPgB Mohamad Meramit, was deployed to the location.

“Operations commander arriving at the location reported that the incident involved a tanker truck colliding with another lorry near the Kampung Sejingkat junction, at Jalan Bako-Sejingkat, where the accident resulted in the tanker truck driver being pinned on his foot inside the cabin, while the other lorry’s driver was unharmed.

“Firefighters then started their operation to rescue the pinned driver by using the Road Traffic Accident (RTA) rescue tools and successfully released the victim, before handing him over to the Ministry of Health (MOH) personnel waiting at the location for further action,” it said.

Firefighters are seen using RTS rescue tools to rescue the pinned tanker truck driver.

According to the statement, the pinned driver was conscious during the whole operation, and the incident has caused an oil spill on the road, which is believed to have originated from the tanker’s engine.

Among other agencies involved in the operation were the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM). — DayakDaily