Yesterday (8 September), a hit and run case involving a cyclist had took place in Jalan Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur and the incident went viral on social media, with many looking to head hunt the driver involved.
Nonetheless, the police managed to track down the driver and brought him in for questioning in their investigation.
According to The Star, the Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Chief, Assistant Commissioner Sarifudin Mohd Salleh said the driver has however been released by the police after they took in his statement.
At the same time, the police have confiscated his car for further investigations too.
“The driver involved in the hit and run has been successfully tracked down by the police after observing the video recording of the incident and contacted him.” he said in a statement.
Meanwhile, he said the incident occurred at around 7.15 a.m. on Wednesday (8 September).
“Investigations revealed a one minute video showing the cyclist riding from Cheras toward Jalan Kuching. He was then hit from the back by a red vehicle which continued to drive away after the collision.” he said.
He added that the 33 year-old cyclist, who worked at the Kuala Lumpur City Hall, had sustained light injuries from the accident and he had lodge a report at the Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department police station.
“Following the viral video, our personnel managed to track down the motorist, a 22-year-old man, and brought him to the same police station to assist with further investigations,” he said.
Sarifudin added that the case is being investigated under Rule 10 of the Road Traffic Rules 166/59 for failure to exercise due control over the movements of a vehicle.
Meanwhile, netizens had shared the video on social media and they managed to head hunt the driver involved. They had revealed the details of the driver too.
The police also urge those with information of the case to contact the Tun HS Lee traffic police station at 03-2071 9999 or the Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department hotline at 03-2026 0267/03-2026 0269.
Watch the video of the incident here: