Thu, 05 Oct 2000

Truck overturns after near-miss

SEMARANG, Central Java: A trailer truck carrying a six-ton load overturned on the Walisongo-Semarang highway on Wednesday after it nearly collided with a van and a pickup.

The police patrol chief at Tugu substation, Second Insp. Sutrisno, said there were no fatalities. However, the pickup driver suffered serious head injuries.

Sutrisno said the incident occurred when the pickup attempted to turn around and was not aware of a speeding van coming his way.

Antara reported that the pickup driver was flung out of his vehicle, which blocked the street. The trailer truck approached and had to make a sudden turn to avoid a collision.(lup)