KUALA LUMPUR: A 24-year-old Syrian man was killed after he was thrown out of the car he was driving and crushed by the same vehicle during an accident along the Federal Highway early Thursday (Dec 13).
Another passenger in the car, also a Syrian, escaped with light injuries.
It is learnt that the driver, Abdulsalam Mohamad Turkmani, was heading to Kuala Lumpur from Petaling Jaya when he lost control of his vehicle, which rammed into the road divider at about 1.05am.
Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement department (JSPT) chief Asst Comm Zulkefly Yahya said there was a second impact with a flyover pillar, which threw the victim out of the vehicle.
"The car turned turtle and crushed the driver. He died on the spot," he said.
ACP Zulkefly said the other victim, Muhamad Al-Saraj, escaped with minor injuries.
"The victim's body has been sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for a post-mortem," he said.
ACP Zulkefly added that police have ruled out external causes as the road was well lit and the weather was clear.
"The case has been classified under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for causing death by reckless or dangerous driving," he said.