Thursday, February 25, 2021

Woman cheats death after part of tower crane falls on car

The 25-year-old driver escaped with no injuries.

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A woman had a close shave with death yesterday when part of a tower crane fell off a trailer and hit her car at SS2/24 in Petaling Jaya.

Petaling Jaya district police chief ACP Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said the 25-year-old woman had been on her way home in her Perodua Myvi when the incident occurred at 5.45pm.

“Suddenly a part of tower crane fell off the trailer and hit her car.

“The roof, windscreen and several other parts of the car were damaged but the victim escaped with no injuries,” he said in a statement.

Nik Ezanee said initial investigations found that the accident occurred after part of the crane knocked into two telephone poles, causing them to collapse on the road.

The woman has since lodged a police report although the driver of the trailer has yet to do so.

“Members of the public rushed to the location to provide first aid to the victim and help control the traffic situation,” he said, adding that the investigation paper was opened under Rule 19 of the Road Traffic Rules 166/59.

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