Tipper truck crushes Penang teacher and brother-in-law to death

The horrific accident claimed two lives: A teacher and her brother-in-law died when a 16-tonne tipper truck rammed into and crushed their car yesterday.

The 61-year-old lorry driver was rushed to a Penang hospital with suspected injuries to his spine, Malaysian newspaper The Star reported.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the lorry driver would be detained for investigation after he was discharged.

The lorry driver had crashed into the road divider before ramming into four cars, a bus and another truck.

His vehicle came to a stop when it crashed into the vehicle driven by SMJK Heng Ee teacher Lim Chye Luan, 49, at about noon yesterday.

Two hours to remove teacher's body

Lim was on the way to a relative’s house in Bandar Sri Pinang with Lee A. Yong @ Lee Sing Yong, 72, when they stopped at the traffic lights at a road junction.

Fire and Rescue Department officers extricated Lee’s body from the passenger seat.

However, they had to take two hours to remove Lim’s body which was pinned in the driver’s seat under the truck’s front left tyre.

Perak Road fire rescue station chief Yamin Tekor said: “We sought the help of a forklift and a crane, whose drivers were passing by at that time to move the truck.”

The case is being investigated for causing death by reckless or dangerous driving.

Source: The Star