Evelyn Ang Loo, a Klang City International Marathon 2017 runner, is in critical condition after she was struck from behind by a car driver
The incident, which occurred around 4.30am, Sunday morning, 10 December, took place along Jalan Kapar Batu 2 during a pacing routine.
According to a statement posted on Klang City International Marathon's Facebook page, 44-year-old Evelyn has sustained serious injuries to her head and jaw.
Evelyn, who is bleeding in her brain with a skull fracture and is said to be in a coma, will undergo surgery at the Sungai Buloh Hospital.
Apart from Evelyn, two other runners were also hit by the car
While the two runners, identified as 37-year-old Amiruddin Hamid and 42-year-old Ahmad Hadafi Jus, sustained injuries to their head and ankle, their injuries are not as severe as Evelyn's, according to a report in The Malay Mail Online.
The two runners are being treated at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah in Klang.
The driver of the Proton Iswara was detained after the incident
According to North Klang police chief Assistant Commissioner Mazelan Paijan, the driver is a 27-year-old and his urine test to determine whether he was driving under the influence of alcohol came out negative.
"The suspect tested negative after the test concluded at the hospital and was found to be not intoxicated. Further investigations and standard procedures are ongoing to determine the exact cause of the crash," Mazelan was quoted as saying.
The ACP said that the suspect is from Klang and was headed to Kapar, when he rammed on the runners from behind.
According to a photo uploaded by Berita Harian Online, the car was badly damaged in the accident, with its bumper completely broken