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Thursday, 14 September 2017 | MYT 12:00 AM

Passenger killed in fatal crash that caused rush-hour jam

PETALING JAYA: A fatal crash between a car and a lorry during the morning rush hour along the Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP) caused traffic jams in several locations in the Klang Valley.

Lim Ji Qin, 28, who was a passenger in the car, was killed during the collision at 6.40am yesterday.

The car driver suffered injuries while the lorry driver was unhurt. Both of them were unidentified as at press time.

Firemen from the Puchong Fire and Rescue Department, who ar­­rived at the scene at 6.51am, found that the victim had died on the spot.

 

Lim Ji Qin

 

Puchong OCPD Asst Comm Megat Mohamad Aminuddin Megat Alias said initial investigations revealed that the car was on the left lane of the highway when it rear-ended the lorry.

He added that the impact caused the lorry to land on the centre road shoulder while the car came to a halt at the other side of the road.

Firemen doused a small fire which erupted from the car’s engine bay.

The accident caused a massive jam from Sri Petaling to Kota Kemu­ning, and Bukit Jalil Highway from Technology Park Malaysia.

Traffic returned to normal by 11am after the vehicles were re­­moved.

Fatal accident: Remnants of the car that was involved in the fatal accident on the Damansara-Puchong Highway early Wednesday morning.
Horror crash: The remnants of the car after it rear-ended the lorry.

ACP Megat Mohamad Aminud­­din said that the weather during the time of the incident was fair and the road was in a good condition.

He said the case was being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for cau­sing death by reckless or dangerous driving.