Panic in KL city centre as RapidKL bus smashes into cars

KUALA LUMPUR: A RapidKL bus left a trail of destruction as it sped through Jalan Ampang in the city centre tonight, hitting a number of vehicles seconds after it ran down a stall near Keramat here.

In the 8pm incident, several men on motorcycles gave chase after the bus after it rammed a car which then ploughed into a burger stall near Keramat.

Stall owner Azri Arip said his mother, who was carrying a two-month-old child, was injured in the incident.

Witnesses told FMT that the driver of the bus panicked and fled the scene, speeding through traffic, hitting and damaging seven vehicles along the way. A motorcyclist pursued the bus, recording the bus’ journey until the end.

At least four people were reported to have been injured.

The incident took place in front of Bangunan Risda along Jalan Ampang. The bus only came to a stop at the Jalan Ampang-MRR2 junction. The driver has been apprehended.

When contacted, Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim said he was informed of the incident, but had no other details.

FMT is also awaiting a response from Prasarana, the company which operates the RapidKL fleet.