A lorry has lost control and skidded at Kilometer 10.9 of the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) heading towards Subang yesterday (23 September).
A video of the accident had went viral on social media, showing the seconds before the accident, where the lorry from the right lane has skidded into the left lane, and then overturned.
According to Berita Harian, the accident took place at the exit to the North-South Central Link (Elite) Highway and the video was believed to be taken by a road user while passing through the expressway.
The incident caused the road user to step hard on his brakes to avoid crashing into the lorry.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Shah Alam District Police Chief, Superintendent Ramsay Anak Embol had confirmed that the accident happened at 8.30 a.m. yesterday (23 September)
“Preliminary investigation found that the 33 year-old lorry driver lost control of his vehicle because he was believed to have fallen asleep.”
“A few minutes later, a motorist coming from the same direction failed to avoid the lorry and crashed into it (not in the recording).
“However, the man was only slightly injured.” he said in a statement today.
Ramsay added that the urine test on the lorry driver confirms that he was positive for methamphetamine.
“The suspect was brought to court today for a remand application for an offense under Section 15 (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.”
“As for traffic offenses, the case is being investigated under Section 45 of the Road Transport Act 1987 for driving a vehicle under the influence of drugs.” he said.
Meanwhile, he urge witnesses or members of the public with information to come forward to assist in the investigation by contacting the Investigating Officer of the Shah Alam District Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Division, Inspector Muhammad Hasrul Suhiami at 011-3121 5697.