“Consider own safety before helping accident victims” the police said.
On Tuesday (28 September) night, a 43 year-old woman who stopped at the side of the road to help an accident victim was killed after a motorist rammed into her and another victim on the Maju Expressway (MEX).
The tragic incident was reported to have taken place at about 10.15 p.m. and it involves 4 vehicles.
According to a statement from the head of the Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT), Assistant Commissioner Sarifudin Mohd Salleh, he said that the driver of a Proton Saga lost control of the vehicle, which skidded on the right lane.
Immediately after the incident, the 43 year-old woman had stopped her white Nissan Almera in front of the car to provide assistance.
“At the same time, several other vehicles also stopped on the left shoulder of the road to provide assistance.” he said.
“Suddenly, a Perodua Myvi car driven by a man crashed into the two victims who were providing assistance.” Sarifudin said.
He then said that the woman died at the scene while the man sustained serious injuries and was brought to the hospital for treatment.
Nonetheless, Sarifudin advised the public to be more careful and focus on their personal safety when providing assistance to victims of road accidents, especially in winding areas and in dark conditions.
“It is also not recommended that too many people stop in accident areas to avoid congestion and this will cause delays for the security forces to provide assistance to the victims.” he said.
Read the statement from the police here: