2 Motorcyclists Die After Lorry Rams Into Vehicles Giving Way To Police Convoy

The police said the lorry failed to brake on time, causing it to crash into a dozen vehicles.

Cover image via FMT (YouTube) & Fire and Rescue Department via New Straits Times

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Two motorcyclist died in an accident involving a dozen vehicles, which took place on Persiaran Utara near the federal government administrative centre in Putrajaya this morning, 20 September

According to closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage, the accident happened at about 10.15am when several cars came to a halt to give way to police outriders escorting a convoy, reported FMT.

Putrajaya police chief ACP Asmadi Abdul Aziz said a lorry attempted to change lanes after it failed to brake on time.

The lorry then crashed into two other lorries, as well as six cars, three motorcycles, and a police outrider's motorcycle.

A dashcam video shows the lorry speeding on the left lane before crashing into vehicles on Persiaran Utara.

Image via FMT (YouTube)

Asmadi said paramedics confirmed two men died at the scene, while other victims were rushed to Putrajaya Hospital and Serdang Hospital for treatment

Harian Metro reported fire engines from the fire and rescue stations in Precinct 7 and Precinct 14 were deployed to the scene.

"The two deceased were motorcyclists," the district police chief told FMT.

"An investigation is being conducted under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act for causing death by dangerous or reckless driving. The lorry driver has been detained for further investigation," he added.

The aftermath of the accident.

Image via FMT

The video of the accident can be found below:

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