It's always nice to be a part of reunions during festive seasons, but don't forget to keep your mind alert and be aware of your surroundings at all times. This man didn't and he paid a hefty price for it.
On Monday, 30 January, a man reportedly parked his Honda Civic car - not on a parking zone - but on the railway tracks in Klang at Jalan Pelabuhan Selatan at about 10am to catch a ferry to Pulau Ketam.
According to media reports, it is learnt that the 56-year-old left his car and went over to the island to celebrate Chinese New Year with friends who live there.
Due to his own negligence, a train ploughed into his car when it arrived at 1pm, on Monday, 30 January
A video recording by a witness at the scene depicts the train slowly edging past the car, causing some damage to it.
The train eventually came to a standstill.
It appears that the train driver had tried to minimise the damage inflicted by manoeuvring the train to pass through the location as slowly as possible.
Klang Selatan district police chief Assistant Commissioner Alzafny Ahmad, reportedly said that several Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) personnel had attempted to contact the owner but to no avail
"When all attempts to contact the owner failed, KTMB Auxiliary Police personnel, with the assistance of members of the public, attempted to move the vehicle at about noon, as a locomotive was scheduled to pass the stretch at 1pm," Alzafny was quoted as saying by NST.
However, those at the scene were unable to move the car due to other obstructions near it.
It was reported that the man have lodged a police report on the matter
It is said that he only found out what happened when he returned from Pulau Ketam at about 4pm that evening.
According to NST, the car owner is under police investigations under Section 48 of the Road Transport Act.
If found guilty, he may be slapped with a fine between RM1,000 and RM5,000.