Cop in­jured in Pu­chong chase comes out of coma

New Straits Times - - News -

A police lance cor­po­ral, who sus­tained se­vere in­juries when he fell off his mo­tor­cy­cle dur­ing a high-speed chase in Pu­chong on Mon­day, has come out of coma.

Lance Cor­po­ral Mohd Ridzuan Harun is re­ported to be in sta­ble con­di­tion, but is too weak to speak. He can, how­ever, move his fin­gers, a hint that he is aware of his sur­round­ings.

Ridzuan’s col­leagues, mostly at­tached to the Bukit Pu­chong police sta­tion as he is, heaved a sigh of re­lief upon learn­ing the good news.

Most of them waited at the In­ten­sive Care Unit wait­ing area in the Serdang Hos­pi­tal yes­ter­day.

There was a stream of visi­tors and the wait­ing area was filled with men clad in blue uni­forms. There were also plain- clothed of­fi­cers.

An of­fi­cer, who wanted to be known only as Nizam, came with six other of­fi­cers to visit Ridzuan about 4pm.

“We were wor­ried about his con­di­tion. We hope he’s re­cu­per­at­ing well and can work again soon.”

Some of Ridzuan’s col­leagues were over­whelmed with emo­tion and could not speak to the New

Straits Times about their visit, af­ter see­ing a bedrid­den Ridzuan.

His wife, too, de­clined to be in­ter­viewed.

Subang Jaya police chief As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Mohammad Azlin Sadari said doc­tors were mon­i­tor­ing Ridzuan.

Azlin said he was told that checks re­vealed that Ridzuan suf­fered a frac­tured skull and sus­tained in­ter­nal bleed­ing. It is un­known whether the fall was an ac­ci­dent or caused by the man Ridzuan was chas­ing.

He said it was only a mat­ter of time be­fore the man Ridzuan was chas­ing was caught.

On Mon­day, Ridzuan and his part­ner, who was on an­other mo­tor­cy­cle, came across a sus­pi­cious motorcyclist in Pu­chong.

When they ap­proached the man, he sped off. Ridzuan was the first to re­act and gave chase.

Some 5km away, the part­ner came across Ridzuan sprawled on the road, next to his mo­tor­cy­cle.

The man they had been chas­ing had aban­doned his ma­chine and was be­lieved to have es­caped on foot.

Azlin had said that the mo­tor­cy­cle that the man used had not been re­ported stolen.

Lance Cor­po­ral Mohd Ridzuan Harun sus­tained se­vere in­juries when he fell off his mo­tor­cy­cle dur­ing a high-speed chase on Mon­day. (Inset) As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Mohammad Azlin Sadari

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