Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Man beats red light, knocks down m-cyclist and worries about his car

KUALA LUMPUR: A man who ran a red light along Jalan Bukit Bintang ended up crashing into a passing motorcyclist and instead of checking on the victim's condition, the driver was more concerned with the dent on his car.

The escapade was captured on a dashboard camera by MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong who was in his car behind the driver then.

“I was outside the Yayasan Tun Razak building at around 2.30pm last Friday when the man overtook me just before the intersection.

“I thought he would stop as the light was red but he sped past and crashed into the motorcyclist who was coming in from the left,” said Chong who showed a footage of the incident during a press conference yesterday.

In the video, the man in a white Perodua Alza was seen overtaking Chong before speeding past a red light and knocking down the motorcyclist.

Though his machine was smashed, the motorcyclist was seen walking away from the wreck and lying down by the roadside.

The driver was then seen exiting his car to check on his front bumper without once looking at the motorcyclist.

“It was a really loud bang and the motorcyclist was flung from his bike. I saw the driver getting out of his car but he paid no attention to the man he had hit.

“I stopped to check on the motorcyclist but he did not appear to be injured and he wasn't bleeding,” he said.

Chong advised motorists to be aware of their surroundings and to drive cautiously even if they are passing a green light.

Source : TheStar


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