A video showing a shirtless man clinging to a Perodua Myvi before being dragged away by the car has been making rounds on social media.
The man was detained by the police yesterday (18 April) for further investigations.
According to Berita Harian, there was an accident involving four vehicles on the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) near a Chinese school in Jalan Imbi.
In the video, the man can be seen trying to cling to the left side rear door pedal of a Perodua Myvi in an attempt to flee the scene.
In a statement, the Head of the Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT), Assistant Commissioner Sarifudin Mohd Salleh said the incident occurred after an accident involving a pedestrian.
He said the man was trying to get into the Perodua Myvi passing through the scene as he was worried about being threatened by the public due to the accident.
“The pedestrian was taken by an MPV patrol car unit to the Cheras District Police Headquarters (IPD) for documentation purposes as he complained of being threatened by the public at the accident scene,” he added.
The preliminary investigations found that the incident occurred at about 2.15 am this morning involving two cars, namely a Proton Exora and a Toyota Vios, two motorcycles and a pedestrian.
The accident happened when the Proton Exora, which was in the middle lane, had to brake suddenly to avoid a man who suddenly crossed the road.
Following that, a Toyota Vios that was coming from behind managed to stop his vehicle. However, a motorcycle from behind could not dodge and hit the Toyota Vios and skidded before hitting the Proton Exora.
Then another motorcycle came from the same direction and crashed into the motorcycle involved in the accident earlier.
As a result, the Yamaha-type motorcyclist suffered facial injuries while another motorcyclist broke his left leg.
Both victims were treated at Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM) in Cheras while the vehicle driver was not injured.
Sarifudin said the accident will be investigated under Section 43 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1978 for careless and inconsiderate driving.