Blood sam­ple of driver in 3-car pile-up taken

New Straits Times - - News -

SHAH ALAM: Au­thor­i­ties have taken the blood sam­ple of a driver who was al­legedly drunk and caused a three-ve­hi­cle pile-up at the Shah Alam Ex­press­way on Thurs­day.

The un­em­ployed man, 31, sus­tained se­ri­ous in­juries in the ac­ci­dent at KM32.5.

He is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated for reck­less driv­ing un­der the Road Trans­port Act, pend­ing re­sults of his blood tests.

Shah Alam po­lice chief As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Shafien

Ma­mat said ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed that the sus­pect had lost con­trol of his ve­hi­cle.

“Fol­low­ing this, the driver rammed into a Honda Civic be­fore it hit a road di­vider and spun around. The sus­pect’s ve­hi­cle then came to a stop in the mid­dle of the high­way, and a Pro­ton Per­sona rammed into it.”

Shafien said the sus­pect was rushed to Shah Alam Hos­pi­tal, where he was warded and had yet to re­gain con­scious­ness.

A team of fire­men rushed to the scene when they re­ceived a dis­tress call.

Fire­men and paramedics, who re­sponded to the case, smelled a strong al­co­holic stench from the man’s breath when they res­cued him.

The in­ci­dent caused se­ri­ous dam­age to the ve­hi­cles in­volved.

As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Shafien Ma­mat

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