Factory van driver killed in accident

NIBONG TEBAL (Bernama) – A factory van driver who was in the midst of changing a flat tyre was killed after he was hit by another tyre which came off a trailer during an incident at the North-South Expressway (PLUS) yesterday.

The Seberang Perai South District Police Chief Superintendent Shafee Abdul Samad said in the 7.30am incident, the van driver Hawazi Ismail, 47, died at the scene after suffering severe injuries to his chest, as well as a broken left leg and arm.

“Initial investigations revealed that the van driver had stopped at the highway’s emergency lane after the right rear tyre of his van was punctured. The driver had also placed an emergency triangle at the rear of his vehicle while changing the tyre, but suddenly, a tyre from a trailer passing through came off, and it rolled and hit the victim from the back,” he said yesterday.