A word of caution for motorists who frequently drive along the Shah Alam Expressway.
Last Friday (21st October), a highway patrol officer named Hafizuddin was a victim of wire trap as he was driving his motorcycle near the Awan Kecil exit heading eastbound towards Kuala Lumpur. As a result, he suffered a slight cut on his neck.
According to Konsortium Expressway Shah Alam Selangor Sdn Bhd (Kesas), no motorists passing by the motorcycle lanes along the highway have been severely injured by tripwire. Following the incident, plans are now being carried out to install CCTVs in strategic locations.
“A move to install closed circuit televisions (CCTV) was already in the pipeline, but this incident highlights the immediate need for them,” said a Kesas Sdn Bhd spokesperson. The wire trap is believed to have been set up by robbers with the intention to take advantage on unsuspecting victims.
Brickfields police chief Assistant Commissioner Sharul Othman Mansor told MMO that investigation on this ploy is currently underway. Although Kesas stated that this was the first such case to be reported, several netizens have taken to Facebook to share that there have been many unreported incidents involving wire traps in recent times.
Do be careful guys, and always be on the lookout!