PETALING JAYA: A Mack truck belonging to the Johor royal family crashed into two other vehicles after one of its tyres burst on the North-South Expressway (PLUS) yesterday.
Kulai police chief Tok Beng Yeow said he received a report on a traffic accident at Km18.8 of the expressway at 6.50pm, Oriental Daily reported.
“Based on the initial investigation at the site, we suspect that the accident happened when the truck’s tyre burst. The vehicle was moving southbound,” he was quoted as saying in a statement.
The 39-year-old driver as well as those in the other two vehicles were not injured.
Earlier today, Bernama reported that a photograph and a 23-second video on Twitter showed a truck, believed to belong to the royal family, suddenly veering off its lane and entering the opposite side of the highway, moving against traffic.
In 2016, Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar toured the state by driving the Mack truck in the 2016 Kembara Mahkota Johor (2016 KMJ).
It was previously reported by Australian media that the truck, which was custom-built in Queensland in 2015, was the most expensive of its kind in the world.