Wednesday, May 29, 2013

One dead in Subang freak accident

A part of a boom crane fell off a trailer and crashed onto a passing car, killing a passenger and injuring the driver in it.

The incident occurred near the underpass of the Subang Airport-Subang Jaya road, off the Federal Highway, at around 4.30pm yesterday.

The accident caused a massive jam during the rush hour, which eased about two hours later.

The deceased, Kelvin Kumar, 26, was a restaurant worker, who was travelling with his employer, Anisa Abdul Rahman, 46.

Petaling Jaya Traffic chief DSP Wong Siw Choon said the worker died on the spot due to serious head and body injuries.

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His body was sent to the Unversiti Malaya Medical Centre for a post-mortem. The employer, who suffered serious injuries, was rushed to the Sime Darby Medical Centre.

Firefighters from three fire stations rushed to the scene and extricated the victims from the wreck within 10 miniutes.

“We believe the iron was being transported for use in the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project,” said DSP Wong.

The driver of the trailer, in his 40s, has been detained for questioning.

In a statement posted on the Selangor Fire and Rescue Department Facebook page, operation commander Hamzah Din said help was rushed to the scene from the Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya and Kota Anggerik fire stations.

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