Mercedes-Benz driver loses control of the car and breaks down 4 cars in Johor
While driving at night, we may sometimes assume that no other motorists share the same road with us. This is a dangerous train of thought for entertainment and can often lead to serious accidents.
Such was the case for this driver, who skidded and smashed his Mercedes-Benz into four other cars in Johor Bahru.
Fortunately, all the parties involved in the collision sustained only minor injuries. Johor Bahru Police are currently investigating the incident.
Accident involving Mercedes-Benz along Jalan Johor Bahru Kota Tinggi
According to the Malaysian daily Majority, the accident occurred on Sunday (May 8) at around 2.55 am, at KM4.5 in Jalan Johor Bahru Kota Tingji, near Jalan Serampang in Johor Bahru.
The Assistant Commissioner of Police of Johor Bahru Salatan District, Mr. Rob Salamat, said the Mercedes-Benz driver was approaching the intersection from the direction of the city centre.
The traffic lights were green for the driver’s lane. However, he lost control of his car and skidded and hit a roadblock.
He then hit four other stationary cars at the end of the intersection.
Fortunately, all five drivers sustained minor injuries as a result of the accident.
The Mercedes-Benz driver was not drunk
Johor Bahru Police are currently investigating the incident.
He added that the authorities had conducted an alcohol test on the driver of a Mercedes-Benz car. They ensured that he was not intoxicated or under any influence at the time of impact.
In addition, Mr. Raub revealed that the Mercedes-Benz was a Singapore-registered vehicle, and the driver was a “foreigner” in his 30s.
Investigation of the case under Section 43(1) of the Land Transport Act.
Drive carefully when traveling on the road at night
When driving in the middle of the night, we feel the temptation to speed up on empty roads to reach our destination at the soonest.
However, such measures put our lives and the lives of other motorists at risk because we may never know the dangers that lie ahead. Hence, we should navigate our roads with extra caution while traveling at night.
We hope that the investigation will yield more details about the collision. In the meantime, we wish all drivers involved in the accident a speedy recovery.
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