Driver of pick-up truck was ‘in a hurry’ when he crashed into motorcyclist

The driver of a pick-up truck who rammed into a motorcyclist yesterday along the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Highway has been arrested after dash-cam footage of the incident went viral.

The male driver reportedly told police that he was in a rush at the time of the incident. The victim, meanwhile, suffered injuries after being thrown from his bike when the truck swerved into him.


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After video of the accident — which clearly showed the Ford Ranger’s license plates — gained widespread attention online, the 30-something driver surrendered himself to police at Shah Alam’s Section 11 precinct on Monday evening.

Explaining to officers that he was on his way to meet friends in Port Dickson, he said that he “was in a hurry” at the time of the crash. Though he tested negative for both drugs and alcohol, he will still be held in police remand for three days while an investigation takes place.

Police are now making an appeal for the driver of the vehicle whose dash-cam recorded the incident to come forward in order to aid in the investigation and give an official statement.

“These dash-cams can help us in our investigations in crime and accident cases,” a Selangor police representative said in a press conference today.

“Motorists should, however, make sure to buy dash-cams that record in high resolution so that it clearly records details such as number plates.”

 

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