KUCHING, Feb 28: A 60-year-old lorry driver was killed following an accident at Mile 15, Jalan Bau-Serikin, yesterday.
State Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Supt Alexson Naga Chabu in a press statement said the deceased, Fred Ali Anthony, from Batu Kawa resettlement scheme, was driving a lorry hauling a container heading towards Kuching from Serikin during the time of accident.
According to Alexson, the incident occurred when the deceased lost control of the lorry, skidded into the left side of the road and plunged into the drain.
“Following the accident, the victim was pinned inside his vehicle and was pronounced dead by the paramedics from the Bau Hospital on the spot,” he said.
Alexson said that the body was brought to the Bau Hospital for further investigation.
“The police have investigation the incident site. A sample of the victim’s blood sample has been taken for analysis,” he added. — DayakDaily