Ehailing driver was checking messages when he hit cyclists, say cops

PUTRAJAYA: The police say that the vehicle that hit two cyclists as seen in a viral video is an ehailing vehicle and that the accident occurred on Jalan Dengkil, Kota Warisan in Sepang on Aug 27.

Sepang deputy OCPD Supt Md Noor Aehwan Mohammad said the ehailing driver and one cyclist lodged police reports over the accident and have had their statements recorded while the remaining cyclist had yet to lodge a report.

He added that the ehailing driver was heading to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and was checking a message on his phone’s ehailing app when the accident occurred at 7.15am.

“While checking the message, the driver hit the first bicycle and then the second bicycle from behind,” he said on Thursday (Aug 31), adding that the vehicle sustained damage to the front bumper and bonnet, while the bicycles suffered damage to the back tyres and rims.

He said that the case was classified under Rule 10 of the Road Traffic Rules for failing to control a vehicle while driving and causing an accident. – Bernama

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