Monday, June 07, 2010

Horror accident at Lutong Junction (photos added)

A very serious accident at Lutong junction which ...occurred at Lutong traffic light this afternoon. I saw one body being taken out ...
... of this wreckage. I arrived there after the cement truck was removed to facilitate removal of the body. (The above photos which were received via e-mail were not taken by me. If you are the person who took these pictures please let me know so that credit can be given to you)
The force and impact was so great that the boot of the car was literally pushed under the bus. Notice the bus front wheel was suspending in the air!
Fireman cleaning up the mess...
It was a Toyota Vios...
... slight damage to the truck.
The car was waiting for the traffic light to turn green. The truck must have gone "out of control" and smashed into the stationary car and pushed the car some 20 feet to the road side. The back of the car hit the bus.
My friend's car (the silver car in the center) missed the accident by just one car!
I saw one fatality in this smashed up pile. Very sad indeed and my condolences to the family whom many of us actually know.
Update: 6:00PM He was a Shell employee.
Update: 8 June. I was told that the brake on the truck failed. This seems to be consistence with the evidence on site as there was no tire mark on the road. So, the impact was full force. I did not measure the distance, but I think the car was pushed sideway by at least 30 feet, ie, 10 meters.
Update: 9 June. We are still recovering from shock! Apparently the truck driver was first day reporting for duty!! Lesson learned: If you are driving an unfamiliar vehicle/eg, borrowed, etc, please be extra careful, especially with all the controls, tires, brakes, clutch, steering, etc. Ask the owner if there is anything you need to know about the vehicle.

20 comments:

reanaclaire said...

how unfortunate and tragic!!! most times are bec of big trucks.. big vehicles.. sigh..

UnInvited said...

No wonder the Q is very long...

mira said...

oh my goodness.. im fortunate to not have watched this scene coz i would be definitely terrified aftwards. I heard that the driver of the silver vios was a shell staff. My condolences. Do you know how many person was in the car?

P/s to all drivers, pls take care on the road. We just had a meeting earlier this morning mentioning that this gawai had little road accidents, but it seems that gawai was not the problem, wreckless drivers and others who are not carefulll pls b extraaaa carefull! thanks.

Anonymous said...

So scary to see... everyday I have to use that road when coming out from Lutong cos' am staying nearby. What an unexpected tragic accident for the family.

Ricky Boyd said...

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Anonymous said...

The victim is a Shell employee, since my dad also works there. According to sources, the cement truck's braking system failed and it belongs to Shin Yang.

I think to a certain degree, Shin Yang should be held responsible. Plus, the victim has a family with kids. RIP .

Sue the bastards

suituapui said...

Omigawd!!! I saw some people talking about it on Facebook... This is so terrible. I wonder who the victim is. So sad... Heard the rain was bad this afternoon in Miri - saw somebody posting that comment on Facebook asking people to drive safely - and this happened! Terrible, terrible!!!

P.S. They said somebody posted the video on youtube...

Ghosty Nana said...

Someone saw the accident and saw the victim was decapitated. R.I.P. to the victim

Anonymous said...

My condolences to the family.. RIP

Novena Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

O Most Blessed Mother, heart of love, heart of mercy, ever listening, caring, consoling, hear our prayer. As your children, we implore your intercession with Jesus your Son. Receive with understanding and compassion the petitions we place before you today, especially ...(special intention).

We are comforted in knowing your heart is ever open to those who ask for your prayer. We trust to your gentle care and intercession, those whom we love and who are sick or lonely or hurting. Help all of us, Holy Mother, to bear our burdens in this life until we may share eternal life and peace with God forever.
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Anonymous said...

my condolences to the family
Novena Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

O Most Blessed Mother, heart of love, heart of mercy, ever listening, caring, consoling, hear our prayer. As your children, we implore your intercession with Jesus your Son. Receive with understanding and compassion the petitions we place before you today, especially ...(special intention).

We are comforted in knowing your heart is ever open to those who ask for your prayer. We trust to your gentle care and intercession, those whom we love and who are sick or lonely or hurting. Help all of us, Holy Mother, to bear our burdens in this life until we may share eternal life and peace with God forever.
Amen.

Anonymous said...

That time I was in the car behind bus too.. It's really scare me a lot..

Cweelee said...

That's a body..not a person anymore...

Thomas C B Chua said...

Gruesome !!! Don't drive faster than your guardian angel can fly !!

Merryn said...

that's so sad. my deepest condolences to the family of the victim...

Omaha Bojan said...

That's Uncle Sim. My dad's best friend from SSB. He attended my wedding last december and that's the last time I saw him before leaving to KL. To get this news from my dad yesterday is so so saddening!

xyzseira said...

Road accidents are very frequent especially to reckless people and drivers on the streets. Unless vigilance, safety-consciousness and discipline will be innate to people, accidents will be frequent on the road.

╣♫♥ Pat ♥♫╠ ™ said...

He's my dad's friend too.My dad almost cried when he heard about this incident.Uncle Sim's son was almost getting married this year...Rest in peace,Uncle Sim.

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Jazzie Casas said...

What the! Just had a car accident last time good thing it wasn't as worst as that one!





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Carol said...

So tragic. Accidents like these are so sad. Let's hope and pray that such tragic accidents are minimized if not prevented next time.