PUTRAJAYA: Two motorcyclists were killed and seven other motorists injured after a lorry rammed into several vehicles on Jalan Persiaran Utara here.
Putrajaya OCPD Asst Comm A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz said the accident occurred at 10.14am on Wednesday (Sept 20) when the two victims and 11 others stopped their vehicles to give way to a police convoy assigned to do Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) escort duty.
"Initial investigations showed the deceased were two men aged 25 and 39. Their bodies have been taken to Hospital Putrajaya for further action.
"The seven other injured were sent to Hospital Serdang and Hospital Putrajaya for treatment," he said in a statement on Wednesday.
The driver of the lorry which rammed in to 11 vehicles has been detained, he said.
"One police motorcycle was heavily damaged along with six cars, three motorcycles and two lorries.
"The policeman riding the bike managed to save himself in time and was not injured," he said.
Further investigation is being conducted to identify the cause of the accident, he said.
"The lorry should have had enough time to swerve away. We are investigating if it is due to driver negligence or a technical issue.
"The lorry driver detained is aged 35 and he does not have a prior criminal record," he said.