IPOH: An express bus driver died suddenly while on a journey taking 30 passengers from Shah Alam to Penang.
Johari Abdul Jalil, 57, from Alor Setar had stopped briefly at the emergency lane at Kilometre 284 of the North-South Expressway, before the Ipoh South toll plaza, to use the toilet at about 3.30am yesterday, said Ipoh District Police Chief, ACP Mohd Ali Tamby.
“At the time, he answered a telephone call before he suddenly collapsed on the steering wheel of the bus,” he said in a statement here yesterday.
According to ACP Mohd Ali, the passengers and the co-driver of the bus laid Johari on a passenger seat before continuing the journey to the Ipoh South toll plaza and contacted the hospital for assistance.
“Officials from the Emergency and Trauma Department, Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun who arrived confirmed that the driver had died,” he said.
He said an autopsy revealed that the cause of death was due heart failure. The case has been classified as sudden death.— Bernama