The newly opened SUKE Expressway recently recorded its first ever accident which took place yesterday (Sunday, 18th September). According to reports, a motorcyclist sustained injuries after crashing into a Perodua MyVi car.
The driver had stopped his car in the emergency lane to take some photos of the panoramic views of KL city, Kosmo reported. Ampang Jaya district police chief, Mohamad Farouk Eshak, stated that the incident took place at around 2:45pm. The exact location is an expected one kilometre down from the Bukit Teratai toll plaza, heading towards Kuala Lumpur.
In his statement, the police stated that the driver had stopped his yellow MyVi in the emergency lane to enjoy the scenic view along the 16.6km stretch of the first phase of the highway. “A motorcyclist, who was riding a Suzuki motorcycle, then crashed into the car from behind, injuring his leg. He was taken to the Ampang Hospital for treatment,” Mohamad Farouk revealed. The accident also caused both vehicles to be damaged.
The case is being investigated for obstruction of traffic and causing an accident. Those found guilty of committing the offence can be compounded up to RM300. The full statement, which was posted on the Polis Daerah Ampang Jaya Facebook page, has since been flooded with numerous comments from netizens. “The express lane is more crowded at night. It’s like at Bukit Tinjau. If they don’t put this to stop, people can even open a nasi lemak stall there,” one netizen wrote.
Others also called for the PDRM to take action by conducting regular patrols in the area. Read the comments left by them here:
For those in the dark, the first phase of the SUKE highway opened last Friday (16th September).