Cops hunt driver in 'hit-and-run' incident at KL Standard Chartered Marathon

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  • Sunday, 29 Sep 2019

PETALING JAYA: Police have identified the driver, who was allegedly involved in a "hit-and-run", at the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon 2019 on Sunday (Sept 29).

Selangor Traffic Enforcement and Investigations Department chief Supt Azman Shariat said that the driver had used a rental car.

"Checks showed that the owner of the car had rented the vehicle to a rental company.

"The company records showed that it was being driven by a woman who the police are currently tracking down.

"She has yet to present herself to make a police report," he said when contacted.

He also urged those with information over the incident to contact investigating officer Insp Nur Nadzirah Abdul Rahim at 012-4401 093.

Supt Azman confirmed that two marathon runners were injured during the crash.

"One was injured in the leg and the other had cracked his hip bone. Both were sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital for treatment.

"At the time of the incident, the left lane was closed to vehicles for marathon runners. Cones with blinker lights were placed on both the left and right lanes of the road as well."

Earlier, it was reported that three runners were injured in the incident, one critically.

A car had crashed into runners at the marathon after it ploughed through safety barriers.

This was according to the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon's official Facebook page, which also stated that the affected runners are currently receiving medical treatment.

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