Cops nearly done with probe of fatal SUKE crash

AMPANG: The police are on the verge of completing their investigation on the fatal accident involving two motorcyclists, one of whom was riding against traffic flow, on the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Elevated Highway (SUKE).

"The investigation paper will be referred to the deputy public prosecutor once we have completed the probe," Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Azam Ismail said when contacted on Tuesday (June 20).

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Both vehicles involved in the accident have been sent for inspections at Puspakom and the Chemistry Department, he added.

"We have also completed taking statements from (the relevant) CCTV operators.

"We have also recorded the statement of the suspect. He is still suffering from injuries but is in stable condition," he said.

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In the June 14 incident, the rider, in his 60s, of a high-powered motorcycle crashed into the divider and fell 30m to his death when he tried to avoid an oncoming motorcycle.

It was reported that the suspect, 41, lodged a police report two days later.

ACP Mohd Azam had said that the suspect told police that he was lost.

"The man was on the way home to Kajang from Ampang but lost his way and decided to enter the highway and go against the traffic flow.

"The suspect said he only learned of the accident after news spread on TV and social media," he said.

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ACP Mohd Azam said the suspect has not been arrested for the time being, owing to his injuries.

"No arrest was made due to the condition of the suspect, who suffered serious injuries and had difficulties walking, but further procedures will be taken once his condition stabilises.

"Checks showed that he suffered a broken shoulder, finger and other injuries to the shoulder and leg during the incident," he said, adding a motorcycle has been seized by the cops.

"A total of six people, including the suspect, have had their statements recorded," ACP Mohd Azam revealed.

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