Other than mechanical issues, the lorry that rammed into 11 vehicles at the Johor Causeway heading to Singapore two days ago was found to be carrying more than the permitted load limit.
According to a report by Bernama, the revelation came from Johor police chief Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat when he was asked for an update during Op Lancar in Jalan Tebrau.
The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) has also raided the lorry company’s office to look for the vehicle’s maintenance record for a more complete investigation.
“Our investigations covered various aspects and we raided the office (the lorry company) to check records in terms of lorry maintenance and so on.
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“In terms of the capacity of the lorry, we found that the (permitted) weight (load of the lorry) was more (than allowed),” said Kamarul Zaman.
At the time of the incident, the lorry was carrying rock dust and heading towards Singapore when the driver lost control and ploughed into 11 vehicles, six of which were local vehicles while the other six were foreign cars.
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Kamarul Zaman also confirmed that the lorry driver, who had 33 previous summonses for various traffic offences, had been remanded for three days from 8-July-2022. The remand is expected to be extended if the investigation papers are not completed.