A Perodua Myvi knocked over a speeding ambulance that was responding to an emergency call in Melaka yesterday, 1 February
According to Harian Metro, the accident took place at a traffic light junction in Taman Bertam Impian at 7.30pm.
Prior to the accident, the ambulance was rushing from the direction of Cheng and heading towards Sungai Udang. It ran a red light at the junction.
At the same time, the Perodua Myvi driver — who was coming from a different direction — lost control over their vehicle and collided with the ambulance, causing it to flip over.
It is learnt that the Myvi driver is a 35-year-old nurse, while the ambulance driver is 51 years old
Both of them did not sustain any injuries.
According to the preliminary investigation, Central Melaka district police chief ACP Afzanizar Ahmad revealed the accident happened amidst an emergency response and that the ambulance had its siren turned on.
"However, as soon as they arrived at the traffic light junction, the car driven by a private nurse coming from the direction of Taman Bertam Impian hit the right rear of the ambulance," Afzanizar said.
At the time of writing, photos of the accident have gone viral on Facebook with over 4,000 likes.
One photo shows a group of passers-by trying to flip the ambulance back on its four wheels.
The case is being investigated under Section 43(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for careless and inconsiderate driving
If convicted, the offender could face up to 12 months' jail and a RM10,000 fine.
Afzanizar added that the investigation is still ongoing and the vehicles have been sent to a Puspakom centre and the Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR) for further inspection.