Drink-Driver Crashes Into Police & Ambulance That Were Helping Accident Victim By Roadside

The drink-driver in a Mercedes-Benz grazed another car on the highway and lost control.

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A police officer and an ambulance attendant who were providing roadside emergency assistance on a highway were injured as a result of getting crashed into by a drink-driver

The two personnel were attending to an earlier crash involving a car and a motorcycle on the Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2 (MMR2) on Sunday night, 21 March.

However, while they were controlling the traffic and providing first aid to a victim of the accident, a drink-driver collided into the scene at 12.40am.

Ampang Jaya district police chief ACP Mohammed Farouk Eshak said the incident occurred on the rightmost lane of the highway from Ampang heading to Gombak

"At the time of the incident, a police patrol car was on the right lane because it was providing emergency assistance to a motorcyclist of the accident," he said in a statement, as quoted by Harian Metro.

According to the police chief, the drink-driver in a Mercedes-Benz E-Class grazed a Proton Saga on the highway, causing the luxury car driver to lose control and crash into the police car.

As a result, the police car skidded forward and crashed into the ambulance and a motorcycle belonging to the Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Division (BSPT) of the Ampang Jaya police headquarters.

"The accident injured a BSPT member, an ambulance officer, and the motorcyclist. They were rushed to Ampang Hospital for treatment," Farouk said.

Investigations revealed the 48-year-old Mercedes-Benz driver's blood alcohol level was above the permitted limit

The Ampang Jaya police chief said, however, the drink-driver's urine screening tests were negative for drug use.

Farouk said the driver will be detained and remanded for three days for investigation under Section 44 of the Road Transport Act 1987 for driving under influence.

"Police are also requesting independent witnesses who saw the incident to come forward to assist in the investigation," he added.

Witnesses can contact the Traffic Investigating Officer of the Ampang Jaya police headquarters Inspector Nurul Faizah Ismail at +6019-2863481.

Despite the introduction of harsher penalties for driving under influence, drink-driving still runs rampant in Malaysia:

In a bid to reduce drink-driving, a car towing company in Johor offers to bring people and their cars safely home after a night out:

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