A lorry that looked like it failed to brake ran over vehicles on a Putrajaya road including police outriders.
The convoy that the lorry driver ran into was a test run for the Le Tour De Langkawi (LtDL). This was informed by Transport Minister Anthony Loke.
He said the Road Transport Department and the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) have been instructed to investigate the crash.
According to Putrajaya OCPD Asst Comm A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz, the accident claimed the lives of two men; aged 25 and 29, who were riding motorcycles.
The 35-year-old lorry driver was detained for further investigation and checks revealed he had no prior criminal record.
A lorry rammed into several vehicles including police along Persiaran Utara in Putrajaya today. Two people were killed in the accident which involved 12 vehicles.
A CCTV footage of the incident is being widely shared on social media.
Buletin TV3 reports that a spokesperson from the Putrajaya Fire and Rescue Department said they received a distress call at 10.24am.
Two were killed on the scene while seven others sustained injuries and are receiving treatment at the Putrajaya and Serdang hospitals.
Okay, polis tutup jalan untuk bagi laluan kepada kenderaan menteri (ke Agong? sis tak pasti) di bahagian kiri tapi lori gagal brek dan akhirnya langgar kereta dan motor di bahagian depan. pic.twitter.com/VrhC7H4wSa— Meowny (@syazmnnn) September 20, 2023
The accident occurred from the direction of the IOI City Mall heading towards Putrajaya.
The video showed that the lorry which was initially in the middle lane, swerving into the left lane. The vehicles were stopped at the moment, possibly for the convoy to pass. The lorry however did not stop and crashed into the road shoulder as it mowed down the other vehicles there.
The accident resulted in road closure, with traffic diverted to Persiaran Timur.
#kltu PERSIARAN UTARA, PUTRAJAYA: A fatal accident involving multiple vehicles is the cause of road closure from IOI – Precinct 12.— Astro Radio Traffic (@astrotraffic) September 20, 2023
Traffic will be redirected towards PERSIARAN TIMUR pic.twitter.com/UnUt3Yc9W7