On Wednesday (27 October), a video showing a pickup truck crashing into a vehicle before running over a curb and then run into a roadside stall and a motorcycle went viral on social media.
In the video, it can be seen that the Toyata Hilux had already crashed into a Peroduo Alza and smoke can be seen emitting from the bottom of the vehicle.
The video was taken by another driver and a woman’s voice can be heard saying that the Hilux driver might have fallen asleep.
While things seemed to be under controlled, the Hilux suddenly shoves through the Alza, runs over a curb before crashing into a roadside stall.
The tyres screeching sound can be heard at the background as the Hilux pushes through the Alza, and later knocks over a motorcycle and ended up crashing into a shoplot.
Meanwhile, several passers-by can be seen hitting on the Hilux’s front window in an effort to wake the driver up.
Nonetheless, The Star reported that the incident took place at Taman Jenaris in Kajang, Selangor on Wednesday (27 October) evening.
The Kajang District Police Chief, ACP Mohd Zaid Hassan said the 39 year-old driver was seen driving against the flow of traffic before hitting a car.
“He then lost control of his vehicle following the collision and collided into the stalls there.”
“Investigations showed that the driver had fainted while driving due to not eating and when he regained consciousness, he panicked, causing the crash.” he said.
Fortunately, there were no injuries reported in the incident.
The police also said that the urine test of the Hilux driver showed a negative result, confirming that he was not under the influence of drugs at the time.
The case is currently being investigated under Rule 10 of the Malaysian Road Traffic Rules 1959 (Rule 10 LN 166/59).
What do you think about this? Share your thoughts!
Watch the video here: