The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Narrow escape for driver

The Canter light truck hangs off the edge of Mahabandoola Bridge in Dawbon township on September 15. Boothee / The Myanmar TimesThe Canter light truck hangs off the edge of Mahabandoola Bridge in Dawbon township on September 15. Boothee / The Myanmar Times

The driver of a Canter light truck had a lucky escape on September 15 when his vehicle almost careered off the side of Mahabandoola Bridge following an accident involving three vehicles.

Police said the driver of the truck was speeding and attempted to overtake another car before losing control at about 3:50pm.

“Because of the weight of the earth and debris in the back of the truck, it didn’t fall off the bridge. It was lucky that no one was injured or worse,” said an official from the Yangon Region Traffic Police Force.

Meanwhile, three people were injured in a car accident in Mingalar Taung Nyunt township on September 20 when the brakes failed on a Honda Fit, which then knocked a trishaw and trolley into a light truck.

The accident occurred in Thar Yar Gone ward at about 3:15pm, according to police. The two vehicles and the trolley were destroyed in the crash, and two trishaw passengers and the person pushing the trolley were transferred to Yangon General Hospital for treatment.