Photos of a damaged car near the Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang Elevated Expressway (SUKE) construction site has sparked speculations that it was caused by falling debris, similar to another accident that happened a few days ago
However, authorities have confirmed that the accident is unrelated to highway construction works and is actually a road collision
The Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) chief ACP Zulkefly Yahya told Bernama that the accident involved a mobile crane.
Due to the collision, the crane hook attached itself to the victim's car and caused serious damage to the roof, trapping the driver in their seat.
The victim was rescued by firemen and sustained no injuries. Meanwhile, no construction debris was found at the site.
The case is now classified as a hit-and-run, as mentioned in a statement by PROLINTAS
The statement issued on the PROLINTAS Facebook page read, "The developers for the SUKE project would like to clarify that the accident is unrelated to the construction of the SUKE project. It was a road accident that is currently under police investigation and has been classified as a hit-and-run as of now."
PROLINTAS also implored netizens to stop spreading fake news and to wait for official statements before commenting, sharing, and making claims on any social media site.
The SUKE developer issued a stop-work order after a concrete slab fell onto a car on Saturday, 19 September: