Motorcyclist and cabbie arrested for fighting at traffic lights
Bernama -March 6, 2021 7:54 PM
KUALA LUMPUR: Two men have been arrested for fighting at the traffic lights near the Sprint Expressway in Damansara, Petaling Jaya, which went viral on social media yesterday.
Petaling Jaya police chief Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said the 6.20pm altercation involved a 46-year-old motorcyclist and a 71-year-old taxi driver.
He said the fight occurred after the motorcyclist was believed to have sounded the horn at the taxi driver whom he accused to have recklessly cut into the lane without giving a signal.
“Upon arriving at the traffic lights, the motorcyclist involved reprimanded the taxi driver and an argument broke out. This led to the driver knocking on the taxi’s window,” he said in a statement today.
Nik Ezanee said the taxi driver then reportedly removed a steering wheel lock and was alleged to have hit the motorcyclist, causing injuries to the latter’s right hand.
“However, the taxi driver also lodged a police report claiming that the motorcyclist had threatened him using a helmet, apart from snatching his steering wheel lock and hitting him with it,” he said.
He said both men were arrested at 4.25am today for further investigations.