17 August 2018
RapidKL Chief Operating Officer Shamsul Rizal Mohd Yusof said owners of the damaged vehicles should contact RapidKL at telephone number 03-7885 2585 to process the claim.
“There are several procedures that need to be made (by the vehicle owners) such as submitting the police report and so on.
“RapidKL will assist in providing the information for processing the claims,” he said at a media conference at Depoh Maluri, here today.
Commenting on the incident, he said the driver of the bus concerned, travelling from Datuk Keramat to Ampang Point, had been working with the company for the past two years and had a good record.
RapidKL driver dead? Police say don’t believe rumour
City Traffic Investigation and Enforcement department chief Asst Comm Zulkefly Yahya said on Friday (Aug 17) there was no truth to the message being spread saying that the 32-year-old driver had succumbed to his head injury.
“In fact, he is expected to be discharged from Ampang Hospital at about 3pm,” he said.
“He sustained the head injury after he was beaten up by members of the public following the incident last night. We will investigate the matter if he decides to lodge a report,” ACP Zulkefly said.
He said the police would decide whether to detain the driver further, depending on his state of health.
“I can also confirm that there were no passengers in the bus during the incident,” he said.
Panic in KL city centre as RapidKL bus smashes into cars
It is believed that the driver panicked after he was involved in an accident in Keramat.
KUALA LUMPUR: A RapidKL bus left a trail of destruction as it sped through Jalan Ampang in the city centre tonight, hitting a number of vehicles seconds after it ran down a stall near Keramat here.
In the 8pm incident, several men on motorcycles gave chase after the bus after it rammed a car which then ploughed into a burger stall near Keramat.
Stall owner Azri Arip said his mother, who was carrying a two-month-old child, was injured in the incident.
Witnesses told FMT that the driver of the bus panicked and fled the scene, speeding through traffic, hitting and damaging seven vehicles along the way. A motorcyclist pursued the bus, recording the bus’ journey until the end.
At least four people were reported to have been injured.
The incident took place in front of Bangunan Risda along Jalan Ampang. The bus only came to a stop at the Jalan Ampang-MRR2 junction. The driver has been apprehended.
When contacted, Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim said he was informed of the incident, but had no other details.
FMT is also awaiting a response from Prasarana, the company which operates the RapidKL fleet.