PETALING JAYA: A shocking turn of events on the Kerinchi link yesterday saw a man, whose car had just been involved in an accident with another car, getting out of his vehicle before proceeding to jump off the highway.
Police said the incident happened at 8.20pm when a Kia driver abruptly stopped his car on the road shoulder, prompting a Toyota Hilux to crash into him from behind.
“According to the driver of the Hilux, after the crash occurred, the man in the car came out and climbed up the road divider before jumping off the Kerinchi link highway, towards Ara Damansara,” Brickfields police chief Zairulnizam Mohd Zainuddin said in a statement.
He said initial investigations found the deceased to be a 60-year-old Chinese man who was being chased by other road users from an unidentified location, which led him to the Kerinchi link.
“The prior events were recorded in a video where the driver was seen going against traffic while being chased by a few motorcyclists.
“A review of the deceased’s criminal records showed that he had 24 cases involving drugs and stolen cars. Further checks showed he was also wanted by police for three other drug cases.”
Zairulnizam said the case has been classified as sudden death.
He said the man’s body was brought to Hospital Kuala Lumpur for autopsy. Results showed he sustained serious injuries to the head. Several packets of drugs were also found tied to both sides of his legs.
“The victim’s family has been informed of the incident and cause of death,” he said.
Police urged those with more information to contact the investigating officer at 03-22979222.