Mobile phone repairman dies in car crash


KUALA LUMPUR: A mobile phone repairman died after the car he was driving plunged into Sungai Batu.

His passenger survived without a scratch and was rescued by quick-thinking members of the public who pulled him from the wrecked car.

Police believed the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.

City Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Asst Comm Zulkefly Yahya said the incident occurred at 11.48pm on Sunday (Oct 18).

"The man was driving a Toyota Vios toward the Kepong roundabout from Jalan Kepong.

"He lost control of the vehicle there and it plunged into the river," he said when contacted on Monday (Oct 19).

He said the driver died at the scene but the passenger survived without any injuries.

"The driver was identified as Chan Yang Wai, 20, from Jalan Segambut, while the passenger was identified as 18-year-old, Chia Kah Lok, from Taman Wangsa Permai.

"We believe the driver was intoxicated during the incident," he said adding that the body was sent to Hospital Kuala Lumpur for a post-mortem.

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