An angry lorry driver rammed his dump truck into 18 cars in road rage incident
We live in a time where the stress levels of motorists on the road are constantly elevated- thanks to the horrendous traffic conditions of Malaysia and our inconsiderate fellow motorists, which result in a trifecta of road rage cases reported daily.
Now, while it’s common to see motorcyclists and car drivers having a go at each other in a road rage, we’ve never heard of lorry drivers playing a part in road rage incidents- until now.
The driver of a dump truck who lost his temper after finding his path blocked by several inconsiderately parked cars at a market here in Taman Berjaya, rammed his way through, damaging 18 vehicles in the process.
According to The Star, most of the cars that were damaged in the rampage belonged to market-goers, who had parked along the road in Lorong Rajawali 2, where the lorry was believed to have also been parked.
However, no one was hurt in the incident, which is reported to have happened at about 9am yesterday.
It is believed that the lorry had been parked along the narrow road leading to the market, since Saturday night.
An eyewitness told the daily that the lorry driver tried to move his vehicle yesterday morning but the path was blocked by the cars.
“Angered because he could not move his lorry, the driver hit a car on his way out. We tried to stop him but he ignored us and continued to ram the lorry into the other cars parked there.
“Before we knew it, he was already out on the open road,” the eyewitness said.
The lorry was later discovered near a banana plantation, not far from the scene of the incident. The driver however, was nowhere to be found.
One of the 18 car owners who had their car damaged in the rampage, Lim Hai Shun, said he was at an association meeting not far away when he heard the commotion.
“Somebody came in and alerted us about the incident.
“When I got to my car, it was already a wreck,” said the 60-year-old retiree.
South Seberang Prai OCPD Supt Wan Hassan Wan Ahmad said in a statement here yesterday that investigations revealed that the lorry was registered with a construction company based in George Town.
“As of 4pm, out of the 18 damaged cars, seven car owners have lodged police reports at the district’s traffic police division.
“Police will be investigating the case either under Section 43 or Section 44 of the Road Transport Act 1987. Police are still looking for the driver,” said Supt Wan Hassan.
What do you think of this incident?
Who is mainly at fault here? The lorry driver, for losing his cool- or the market-goers, who parked their car inconsiderately?
Let us know!