Trailer driver in seven-vehicle highway pileup that killed four people released on police bail


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  • Sunday, 15 Jul 2018

A composite picture of the 7-vehicle pileup that killed four people on the N-S highway on July 14.

PETALING JAYA: The driver of the trailer that was involved in a seven-vehicle pile up on the North-South highway that killed four people has been released on police bail.

Selangor Traffic Investigations and Enforcement Department chief Supt Azman Shari'at said that the man, 45, was detained after he was discharged from the hospital for his broken arm.

"However, we released him on police bail once we finished recording his statement and completed other investigation procedures," he said when contacted on Sunday (July 15).

Police have also taken urine and blood samples from the driver.

In the noon incident on Saturday (July 14), the trailer, which was heading north out of Kuala Lumpur, bumped into two cars before losing control and entering the opposite side of the North-South highway before colliding with four more cars.
 
Four people died while three more were injured, including a 10-year-old boy who is in critical condition.

The case is being investigated Under Section 41(1) (A) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving.

Supt Azman also urged witnesses to contact investigating officer Inspector Mohd Rohaizad Hashim at 0122924420.

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