Drink-Driving Man Dies After Car Plunges Into 5-Metre Deep Drain While Passenger Survives

The passenger in the vehicle was rescued by quick-thinking members of the public.

Cover image via New Straits Times & China Press

A 20-year-old man, believed to be driving under the influence of alcohol, was killed in an accident after his vehicle skidded and plunged into a five-metre deep drain in Sungai Batu, Kuala Lumpur

According to Kosmo!, the accident happened at around 10.45pm on Monday, 18 October.

Kuala Lumpur Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department Assistant Commissioner Zulkefly Yahya said the driver and his friends were heading towards the Kepong roundabout from Jalan Kepong in a Toyota Vios.

During the journey, the driver is believed to have lost control of his vehicle, causing it to plunge into the drain.

Image via China Press

The driver died at the scene, while the passenger survived without any injuries

The passenger was rescued by quick-thinking members of the public who descended into the drain to pull him out from the wrecked car, reported The Star.

The driver is identified as a mobile phone repairman from Jalan Segambut, while the passenger is an 18-year-old man from Taman Wangsa Permai.

It is learned that 20 firefighters in two fire engines from the Jinjang and Sentul Fire and Rescue Stations were rushed to the scene for the rescue operation

Both victims were removed from the vehicle at 11.58pm. The driver's body was then sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for a post-mortem.

According to New Straits Times, the case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for causing death by reckless driving.

Image via Sinar Harian

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