An accident involving 3 cars caused a massive traffic jam that stretched along Jalan Kuching this morning (3rd September).
It was first rumoured that the massive traffic jam was caused by a collapsed flyover, but it was later confirmed by The Star Online that it was just a terrible accident.
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Motorists on their way to work were caught off-guard by the congestion as the busy main road that they usually use was forced to be closed by the police. The congestion also caused office workers to be late for work.
UPDATE (3rd September, 11:00pm):
City traffic chief Asst Comm Mohd Nadzri Hussain told The Star Online that the rumour about a flyover has collapsed after an accident along Jalan Kuching is untrue.
When contacted, ACP Mohd Nadzri also said, “I don’t understand how an accident can lead to rumours of a collapsed flyover. It was an accident, Even the fire was put out soon after it started.”
The accident involved a car, a van, and 3 motorcycles. Though the collision caused the van to catch fire, there was no fatality reported. The driver of the van and 2 motorcyclists suffered minor injuries and were sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
Initial investigations showed that the driver of the car was the one who caused the accident as it suddenly swerved into the opposite direction while heading towards Kepong on Jalan Kuching. “The car hit the van and spun. The 3 motorcycles rammed into the back of the van, causing it to catch fire,” ACP Nadzri said. He added that police were still looking for the driver of the car and one of the motorcyclists to assist with the investigation.
ACP Nadzri also advised everyone not to spread unconfirmed news through social media or any other mediums. “It is amazing that such an accident can turn into a so-called disaster of a collapsed flyover,” he said.