Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Accident at Miri-Pujut Road

A long traffic jam all the way to Pujut flyover ...
Normally there is no jam at 6:30AM. But this morning, the jam reached the Pujut flyover and many early morning traffic escape the jam by going through Petronas Gas Station.
2 KM down the road... it was an accident between a 21 ton (10 wheeler) lorry and a tree.
A 10 inch diameter tree snap like a match stick...
... broken down (or perhaps run down) by this 21 ton lorry...
See the damage to the lorry. But thanks God that the driver is ok. He is now being treated in hospital. I speculate that the lorry driver could have "jumped" over to the passenger seat.
The front part of the bonnet almost reach the front seat and the roof was folded down and touched the driver's seat. There is no sign of blood.

5 comments:

CY said...

Greetings from Thailand! Thanks for dropping by and apologies for keeping Mum as I was in Vietnam on bizness. Accidents in Thailand are so common and scenes like this are almost on the road everyday! CY

ladyviral said...

wow that is a bad accident.. Thank God the driver is ok.

reanaclaire said...

miri pujut.. i think i passed that main road before a couple of years ago.. ie. around 2003 or so.. thank God he banged the tree and not cars..

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Wow! It is better than Selamat Pagi Malaysia!

I always feel that it isn't wise to drive on any road in Miri when there is a downpour...Have you calculated how many accidents do occur during a thunderstorm in Miri?

I think one of the testing element for driving license is driving through a heavy thunderstorm in Miri...or more lights must go on when visibility is poor in Miri...

I cry out for more testing and evaluation in road worthiness and in driving expertise...to save lives...

This is a horrible blood chilling damage to a heavy vehicle and the blessing is still there that the driver did not die...what if something worst had happened?

By the way I was one of the last to see the lorry being hauled away (on top of vehicle hauling trailer) at about 9:15...

Was that speedy clearance? And the rain was still a slight drizzle.

Vincent said...

sarawakiana, i like your comment. new driver need to be taught to drive in stormy weather. lol

most of the time, it is the driver's fault. they thought that the municipal council has upgrade the road, and they can speed up without considering... haha

when i drive back in miri, i find up, there is some attitude problem in some miri driver. haha.. then i rather drive slow slow, so that these driver will not affect my journey on the road. sometimes really frustrated with them.