SEREMBAN: A suspected drunk driver rammed his vehicle into another car and three motorcycles, killing one person and injuring four, at Km17.5 of the Lekas Highway here, this morning.
The 30-year-old suspect, who was driving a Ford Fiesta, was moving against traffic flow in the 3.20am accident, Bernama reported.
The deceased has been identified as Proton Persona driver Abdul Salam Saad, 34, who was pronounced dead at the scene due to severe head injuries.
The injured comprised three motorcyclists and a pillion rider, as well as the Ford Fiesta driver, who sustained head and bodily injuries.
“A preliminary investigation revealed that the Ford Fiesta driver crashed into the Proton Persona and the three motorcycles as he drove against traffic to enter the Pajam Toll exit,” said Nilai police chief Superintendent Mohd Nor Marzukee Besar.
He added that Abdul Salam’s body was sent to the Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital here for a post-mortem, while the suspect was taken to the same hospital for treatment.
“Police are still waiting for the driver’s urine test results to determine his blood alcohol and drug level,” he added.
The case is being investigated under Section 44 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.