The driver of a lorry which plowed into several cars at Jalan Ipoh yesterday has tested positive for drugs.

According to Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief ACP Sarifudin Mohd Salleh, the 25-year-old had tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine.

The incident happened about noon yesterday when cars were waiting a traffic light in front of the Jalan Ipoh Yong Tow Foo restaurant. Footage of several dash cams of nearby cars shows the yellow lorry suddenly crashing into a row of cars waiting at the traffic light, with a yellow Perodua Myvi bearing the full brunt of the crash.

Surprisingly, the 45-year-old driver of the Myvi survived the horrific crash, and video clips of him crawling out of the totalled car with minor injuries to his face have since gone viral on social media. Road users at the scene also helped to pry open the twisted metal of the totalled car, to give enough space for the injured man to crawl out.

The other motorists in the incident survived without injuries.

The driver is being probed under Section 44 (1A) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for driving under the influence and could be jailed for up to 10 years and fined a maximum of RM20,000, if found guilty.

Source: Astro Awani
Photo source: Sinar Harian
Video source: The Sun YouTube