Driver killed as truck rams into tree

Preliminary reports reveal the victim dozed off on the wheel


APP September 14, 2020

MUZAFFARGARH:

A man was killed while another two sustained serious injuries as a speeding truck rammed into a tree in Muzaffargarh district on Sunday.

Rescue 1122 said that a truck loaded with fertiliser was on the way to Karachi city from Faisalabad when it rammed into a tree near Langar Saraey at Muzaffargarh-Jhang Road

As a result of the incident, the driver of the truck was killed on the spot while two others sustained serious injuries. The emergency service Rescue 1122 reached the spot on receiving information and recovered the deceased victim and injured after cutting body of the truck. The Rescue 1122 operation was continued for more than three hours, the spokesperson added. The deceased and injured victims were shifted to District Headquarters Hospital while police concerned started the investigations into the incident. According to initial reports, the truck went out of control as the driver fell asleep.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 14th, 2020.

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