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Toll attendant cheats death as lorry slams into booth

Last update: 24/05/2019
BUKIT MERTAJAM, May 24 (Bernama) - A toll booth attendant cheated death when a trailer lorry laden with scrap went crashing into her booth at the Kubang Semang Toll Plaza on the Butterworth-Kulim Expressway (BKE) here yesterday.

Seberang Perai Tengah District Police Chief, ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid, said that in the 12.35pm incident, the lorry was in the Touch ‘n Go lane when the driver lost control of the vehicle before crashing it into the toll booth.

"Based on preliminary investigations, the trailer was overloaded and after crashing, the toll booth collapsed and landed on the roof of a Proton Gen 2 car in the extreme left lane,” he said yesterday.

Nik Ros Azhan said the toll booth attendant, in her 30s, managed to escape in the nick of time but sustained light injuries, besides being traumatised over the incident.

The Gen 2 driver also escaped with minor injuries, while the trailer driver was unhurt, he added.


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