M'sian man crushed to death by his own lorry after it slides down slope

A man was crushed to death in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday in a tragic incident involving his own lorry.

Mr Kum Chok Wen was pinned between the lorry's front door and the driver's seat after the vehicle crashed into a gate.

He died on the spot at around 1.10am.

The 32-year-old had just returned home from work when the incident happened.

Sliding downhill

Mr Kum parked his lorry on a steep road not far from his house in the town of Jinjang, but forgot to apply the handbrake. 

The lorry started sliding downhill soon after the father-of-four exited the vehicle.

Kuala Lumpur​ traffic chief Mohd Nadzri Hussain said: "We believe he attempted to get onto the lorry to stop it from moving. However, the lorry crashed into a gate while he was struggling to get inside."

"Caught between the vehicle’s door and the driver’s seat, he was crushed," he said.

Source: The Star