Thursday, March 30, 2023

Watch: Drivers throw punches at each other outside a school in Gombak, because nobody wants to give way

NewsWatch: Drivers throw punches at each other outside a school in Gombak,...

Getting stuck in traffic congestion can be frustrating. However, it should not be the reason for road rage.

Recently, two men who were picking up their children from school started a brawl after they both refused to give way to each other at an intersection.

The incident is reported to have taken place at Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Gombak 2, Batu Caves.

In a viral video, it showed the duo confronting each other before they get into a physical conflict and threw fists at each other.

The driver in a red pickup truck can be heard shouting at the driver of a white sedan to go away and calling the other “stupid”.

The term triggered the other party, who then got out of his car and threw a fist at the driver of the red pickup truck.

Following that, the pickup truck driver stretched out his hand from the car window in an attempt to counterattack. He also got out of his car to chase the other driver to give him a few punches.

A passerby tried to stop the fight but was unsuccessful and the two drivers continue hugging on each other to throw punches.

The duo was finally separated when more members of the public join in to hold them back.


Meanwhile, acting Gombak District Police Chief Superintendent Noor Ariffin Mohamad Nasir said they had received a report from one of the drivers involved in the incident.

In a statement, he said the 2.30 pm incident started from a verbal argument between the complainant and a driver due to traffic congestion. It ended up a fight because the complainant’s vehicle was blocking the suspect’s vehicle.

Noor Ariffin also asked for the cooperation of the public who witness the incident and helped break up the fight to come forward to help the investigation.

The case is now being investigated under Section 323 of the Penal Code, which is the offence of intentionally causing injury.

The public is welcome to contact the Investigating Officer, Sergeant Nurul Syazleeyana Atarbacha, at 03-6126 2222 or 018-963 6942.

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