RapidKL driver dead? Police say don't believe rumour

KUALA LUMPUR: The police have rubbished rumours that the RapidKL bus driver responsible for ramming several vehicles along Jalan Ampang has died.

City Traffic Investigation and Enforcement department chief Asst Comm Zulkefly Yahya said on Friday (Aug 17) there was no truth to the message being spread saying that the 32-year-old driver had succumbed to his head injury.

“In fact, he is expected to be discharged from Ampang Hospital at about 3pm," he said.

“He sustained the head injury after he was beaten up by members of the public following the incident last night. We will investigate the matter if he decides to lodge a report,” ACP Zulkefly said.

He said the police would decide whether to detain the driver further, depending on his state of health.

“I can also confirm that there were no passengers in the bus during the incident,” he said.

On Thursday night, footage of a RapidKL bus ramming into several vehicles on a busy road, believed to be in Ampang, went viral on social media and messaging apps.

The one-and-a-half minute footage shows the bus being pursued by several motorcycles, whose riders are heard shouting expletives at the driver and telling him to stop.

The bus is shown weaving recklessly through traffic before ramming into two cars, then knocking into several other vehicles before being halted by gridlocked traffic.

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