Myvi Driver Escapes With Minor Injuries After Lorry Crashes Into 5 Cars On Jalan Ipoh
A lorry driver caused a massive six-vehicle pile-up in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, 6 September
According to Utusan Malaysia, the accident took place around 2.40pm on Jalan Ipoh.
Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief ACP Sarifudin Mohd Salleh explained that the lorry driver, who was heading towards Sentul from Jalan Duta, lost control of his vehicle before crashing into five other cars that were stopped at a traffic light intersection.
The five other vehicles involved include two Perodua Myvis, a Proton X70, a Honda HRV, and a Peugeot 208 FL.
Photos and videos from the scene show a yellow Perodua Myvi being completely crushed as it took the full force of the lorry.
However, the driver inside the Myvi escaped with only minor injuries.
Malay Mail reported that the 45-year-old Myvi driver only sustained mild injuries to his face and was sent for treatment at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL).
A video of road users helping the trapped Myvi driver went viral on social media.
There were no fatalities reported from the accident and the other drivers involved did not sustain any serious injuries.
Police found that the lorry driver tested positive for drugs
Sarifudin explained to Harian Metro, "The lorry driver did not suffer any injuries and was arrested and had an alcohol test done on him. The results of the initial alcohol test found that the driver was not under the influence of alcohol and was subsequently taken to the Dang Wangi Police headquarters for a urine test and was found positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine."
He then added that the case is being investigated under Section 44(1)(a) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
Members of the public who have any information on the accident are urged to contact the Jalan Tun HS Lee Traffic Police Station at +603-20719999, the Kuala Lumpur JSPT Hotline at +603-20260267/69, or any neighbouring police stations.