Cops arrest runaway RapidKL bus driver

KUALA LUMPUR: Police today arrested the RapidKL stage bus driver who crashed into seven vehicles last night while apparently fleeing from an accident in Jalan Ampang.

Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief ACP Zulkefly Yahya said the bus driver was being treated for a head injury at the Ampang Hospital.

“The driver has been subjected to a urine test and the sample has been sent to the Chemistry Department for analysis,” he said when contacted by Bernama.

The seven vehicles were badly damaged after the bus crashed into them while weaving through traffic at about 8pm following the accident in front of the Risda building.

A video clip showing the bus ploughing into the vehicles went viral on social media.

Zulkefly also dismissed a social media message that the driver had died, saying the driver was scheduled to be discharged from the hospital today.

He added that the police would conduct an investigation if the driver lodged a report saying he was assaulted.

No passengers were in the bus during the incident, he said.