Train driver involved in LRT Kelana Jaya line collision tests negative for drugs


KUALA LUMPUR: The train driver involved in the LRT Kelana Jaya line train mishap has tested negative for drugs.

Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said the 32-year-old driver went to the Dang Wangi police headquarters on Tuesday (May 25).

"We called him up to perform a drug test.

"He tested negative," he said when contacted Tuesday.

So far, there is no need to record the driver's statement in the course of the investigation, he added.

"We only called him to conduct the urine test.

"If there is a need, we will assist the special investigation panel formed by the Transport Ministry," he added.

An accident involving two trains on the LRT Kelana Jaya line had happened on Monday (May 24) night.

ACP Mohamad Zainal had said 47 commuters suffered severe injuries, while 166 others had minor injuries.

All injured have been sent to Hospital Kuala Lumpur for treatment.

Several videos and pictures of the incident have been circulating on social media and WhatsApp on the incident.

One of the videos shows someone bleeding from lacerations to the arm while several others are seen lying on the floor, presumably of one of the affected trains.

The Kelana Jaya line was the first fully automated metro line in Malaysia when it was opened in 1998.

With 37 stations, the Kelana Jaya line is the busiest metro line in Malaysia, moving nearly 300,000 passengers on an average working day before Covid-19 landed here.

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