More witnesses needed in RapidKL 'runaway bus' case


KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor police are still in the process of tracking down more witnesses to Thursday’s incident which saw a RapidKL bus smash into seven vehicles in AU2 Keramat and Jalan Ampang.

Selangor Traffic Investigation and Enforcement chief, Superintendent Azman Shari’at, said they need the witnesses’ testimonies to complete the investigation paper.

“We are still attempting to locate a few more people, their statements will be recorded to finalise the investigation.

“We will also be recording a statement from the bus driver,” he said.

Meanwhile, Dang Wangi district police chief, Assistant Commissioner Shaharudin Abdullah, said they have yet to receive a report on an alleged assault which took place following the incident.

“The Dang Wangi headquarters did not receive any report regarding allegations that members of the public had assaulted the bus driver.

“For now, we are still focused on our investigation. We will expedite the urine screening process for the forensic laboratory. If the suspect tests positive, he will be charged for involvement with drugs,” he said.

The Thursday incident saw the RapidKL bus plough into seven vehicles as it sped along Datuk Keramat to the Middle Ring Road 2.

A video of the incident went viral on social media.

The video was recorded by a motorcyclist, who chased after the bus after the driver allegedly rammed into a burger stall.

Four people were reportedly injured in the incident. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd