KUALA LUMPUR: Police have dismissed as rumour that a flyover had collapsed after an accident along Jalan Kuching caused a massive traffic jam Thursday morning.
“There is no collapsed flyover,” said an irate city traffic chief Asst Comm Mohd Nadzri Hussain.
The accident, involving a car, a van and three motorcycles, caused the van to catch fire. There was no fatality and the injured, all minor, were sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
The incident caused miles-long congestion during the peak hour rush to work.
“I don’t understand how an accident can lead to rumours of a collapsed flyover.
"It was an accident, Even the fire was put out soon after it started,” ACP Mohd Nadzri said when contacted.
Initial investigations showed that the car was heading towards Kepong on Jalan Kuching when it suddenly swerved into the opposite direction.
“The car hit the van and spun. The three motorcycles rammed into the back of the van, causing it to catch fire.
“Firemen managed to put out the fire fast,” he said adding that the driver of the van and two motorcyclists were sent to HKL for treatment.
ACP Nadzri said police were still looking for the driver of the car and one of the motorcyclists to assist with the investigation.
He advised members of the public not to spread unverified news via social media or other mediums.
“It is amazing that such an accident can turn into a so-called disaster of a collapsed flyover,” he said.
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