Shamsul Rizal Mohd Yusof, Chief Operating Officer (CEO) of Rapid KL, today commented on the Thursday night incident near MRR2 when a driver of a Rapid KL bus rammed into a total of seven cars
The Rapid KL CEO vouched for the driver, saying he has been working for the company for two years and that he has a "good track record".
"He was working a direct shift. There is a possibility that he was overworking. We are not certain whether he has any health condition as we are still gathering more information on last night's incident," Shamsul was quoted as saying by Bernama.
The driver caused the rampage while trying to flee from the scene of an earlier accident.
Apologising over the incident which left half a dozen injured, he said that Rapid KL "will give our full cooperation to the police"
According to a report in The Star Online, which quoted ACP Zulkefly, after the bus rammed into the last car, the driver stopped the bus and attempted to flee, however, he was caught by bystanders.
"The driver was then handed over to the police. We are now waiting for the results of his urine test to ascertain whether he was driving under the influence of drugs," ACP Zulkefly was quoted as saying by The Star Online.
The 32-year-old RapidKL driver, who has been detained by the police, is receiving treatment for a head injury. He was reportedly beaten by an angry crowd.
In a statement released to media, the RapidKL CEO also confirmed that the bus involved in the incident was in "pristine condition"
"Based on our SOP, only buses in good condition are allowed to be in operation. We always make sure our busses are in good condition before every trip," he added.
Meanwhile, Shamsul has assured that RapidKL will compensate the owners of vehicles damaged by the driver along Jalan Ampang
In order to process the claim, owners of the damaged vehicles would need to contact RapidKL at this telephone number 03-7885 2585.
"There are several procedures that need to be made (by the vehicle owners) such as submitting the police report and so on. RapidKL will assist in providing the information for processing the claims," Shamsul was reported as saying by Bernama.
Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd has also formed a special team to handle insurance claims.
According to The Star Online, which quoted its CEO Mohd Azam Omar, owners of the damaged car can send their claims along with relevant documents via email to [email protected]