Cops remand lorry driver that caused a six-vehicle pile-up on Jalan Ipoh

KUALA LUMPUR: The driver of the lorry which ploughed into five other vehicles at Jalan Ipoh has been remanded.

City Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Asst Comm Sarifudin Mohd Salleh said they had obtained a four-day remand order beginning Tuesday (Sept 7).

"The 25-year-old man has been remanded to help with investigations under Section 44(1A) of the Road Transport Act," he said.

It was reported that a driver escaped with only light injuries to his face despite his car being crushed in the accident caused by a runaway lorry.

The accident occurred at around 2.40pm on Monday (Sept 6) at the traffic light intersection along Jalan Ipoh.

Investigations revealed the lorry was headed towards Sentul from Jalan Duta when the driver lost control of the vehicle and rammed into the back of five cars.

The lorry driver was detained and initial tests showed he was not under the influence of alcohol.

He was then taken to the Dang Wangi police headquarters for a urine test and found positive for methamphetamines and amphetamines.

Several videos and pictures of the accident from dashcam footage have been circulating on social media and messaging apps.

One video shows the car, reduced to an unrecognisable wreck, pinned between the lorry and an SUV.

Another video shows several people frantically trying to pry open the wrecked vehicle, and the driver emerges with blood on his face and walks away.

Those with information on the case can contact the Tun HS Lee traffic police station at 03-2071 9999 or the Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department hotline at 03-2026 0267/03-2026 0269.

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