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Malaysian firemen free van driver from crash wreckage

ANN/THE STAR – A van driver was trapped for about 10 minutes in his vehicle after a crash with a lorry near Bestari Jaya, Kuala Selangor.

The incident occurred at Jalan Rantau Panjang in Kampung Sungai Darah, Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director Ahmad Mukhlis Mukhtar said in a statement.

“The victim, in his 50s, was transporting sundry goods when the crash occurred with the three-tonnes lorry.

“His right leg was pinned (and he was) trapped in the vehicle for about 10 minutes before we managed to free him,” he said.

The 29-year-old lorry driver was unhurt.

“The van driver was heading to Bestari Jaya from Rawang while the lorry was coming from the opposite direction,” Ahmad Mukhlis added.

ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show firemen at the wreckage trying to free the van driver. PHOTO: THE STAR