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Kulim Police Run Over By Truck Driven By Fuel Smuggler, Suffers Serious Injuries To The Head

Kulim Police Run Over By Truck Driven By Fuel Smuggler, Suffers Serious Injuries To The Head

The policeman is bleeding in the brain and is still unconscious.

Adeline Leong

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A policeman attached to Kulim Hi-Tech police station got injured in the line of duty when a pickup truck driver rammed into him in an attempt to escape from the cops yesterday (16 July).

Corporal Muhammad Khairul Syafiq Ahmad, 31, suffered bleeding in the brain and cracked his skull, Harian Metro reported.

Khairul is married and shares a 9-year-old child with his wife. He has served in the police force for nine years.

He is hospitalised in the red zone in Hospital Kulim due to the extensive head bleeding and is reportedly still unconscious.

In the 9.20am incident, Khairul and his colleague were chasing a male driver of a Nissan Frontier.

A witness said they saw two policemen on motorcycles giving chase from Kulim Polytechnic heading towards Jalan Sungai Ular.

The witness saw the driver hit a policeman until the victim fell off the bike. The witness then chased the suspect heading towards Pekan Kulim before making his way to Bukit Mertajam via Machang Bubok.

During the chase, the suspect knocked into some cars and drove dangerously. The chase continued past Sungai Dua Highway, turning into Bagan Jermal in Seberang Perai before the suspect met a dead end in a housing area.

The squad from Kulim police station, with help from the police from Seberang Perai Tengah police station, managed to apprehend the suspect.

The 45-year-old suspect hails from Sungai Petani and possesses three criminal records. The suspect also tested positive for drugs in a urine test.

Initial investigations revealed that the suspect modified his vehicle by placing the fuel tank in the cargo compartment. It’s believed that the suspect could have been involved in fuel smuggling.

The case is being investigated under Section 307/186 of the Penal Code, Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, Section 42(1) and Section 44 of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving and causing harm.

The suspect is also being investigated under Section 6(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for modifying vehicles.


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