A BMW car driver who suffered from a seizure crashed into 9 other vehicles at the traffic light intersection at Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Lebuh Ayer Keroh here on Friday (June 3).
According to NST, 6 people who were all waiting at the traffic intersection at Taman Chiptaco in front of a supermarket were injured as a result of the accident.
Melaka Traffic Enforcement Investigation Department (JSPT) head Supt Amran@Mohamad Zaki Omar said the incident occurred at 9.14 pm when the 38-year-old driver was waiting for the lights to turn green.
However, he suffered a seizure which inadvertently caused him to step on the gas pedal.
The car skidded and collided with several other vehicles that had stopped in front of his vehicle.
“The driver was later believed to have suffered another seizure again, causing a second crash.”
“Ten vehicles were involved in the accident, causing injuries to six drivers and passengers aged between 20 and 73, apart from the BMW driver who also suffered injuries,” he said.
The nine vehicles involved in the crash were two Perodua Myvi, Honda Jazz, Perodua Kenari, Perodua Viva, Perodua Alza, Toyota Corolla Altis, Nissan Frontier and a Proton Persona.
All the victims, including the woman driver of a Perodua Kenari who suffered a broken nose, were treated at the Melaka Hospital.
Amran said the investigations are being carried out under Section 43 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.