A 73-year-old man driving against traffic on a highway in Shah Alam has caused two accidents, with one victim currently receiving treatment at a hospital after his vehicle overturned
According to New Straits Times, the incident took place on Kemuning Shah Alam Expressway (LKSA) at about 5pm yesterday, 29 October.
The senior citizen was driving a Perodua Kelisa, heading towards Shah Alam city centre.
However, when he realised he did not have a Touch 'n Go card with him, he decided to make a U-turn to return home.
His action was captured in a one-minute-seven-second long video, which has gone viral on social media.
The video shows other vehicles managing to avoid collision, but not without them giving the Kelisa driver loud honks.
The footage comes to an end after a Perodua Myvi crashes into the Kelisa despite their best effort to brake, causing the tyres to screech.
The police have since arrested the Kelisa driver
Shah Alam district police chief ACP Baharudin Mat Taib said the first accident caused by the senior citizen involved a Honda City at KM3.1 on the highway.
When the 33-year-old victim tried to avoid the Kelisa, he lost control over his vehicle and caused it to overturn.
"The Perodua car then continued travelling against traffic before it collided with a Perodua Myvi near KM6.6 of the same highway," said Baharudin.
The Myvi driver was unhurt in the accident, while the City driver was rushed to a private hospital for his injuries, reported The Star.
A preliminary investigation found that the senior citizen drove against traffic because he lost his way while heading to a supermarket
"Investigations revealed the elderly man had driven out from his house at Section 8 here to a hypermarket at Section 13, but took a wrong turn and entered the highway," said Baharuddin.
"When he reached the Sri Muda Toll Plaza, he realised he did not have a Touch 'n Go card and made a U-turn and started driving against traffic to get home."
He was later sent home by passers-by, before being brought to Shah Alam police headquarters to lodge a report.
The case is being investigated under Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving.
If convicted, he could face up to five years' jail and a RM15,000 fine.