Man dies behind wheel, car crashes on highway

James Kon

A driver who lost consciousness behind the wheel while driving on the Tutong-Muara Highway may have had a heart attack leading to his death, said the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF).

The man, in his 40s, was entering the junction to Kampong Penanjong at around 11.08am yesterday, when his vehicle suddenly veered out of control and crashed into the road divider.

The sedan car that was involved in the incident. Photo: RBPF

A passing lorry driver pulled over to check on the condition of the man, who was found motionless inside his car, with the engine still running.

“There was no damage to government property in the incident. The impact of the crash caused the deceased to sustain a broken hand, but it did not cause his death,” said the RBPF statement. “The case is classified as sudden death, which was not caused by the road accident.”