Overhead bridge collapse: Trailer driver tests positive for drugs


KUALA LUMPUR – The driver of the trailer that crashed into the iron scaffolding of an overhead bridge structure at the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Expressway (SUKE) construction site in Desa Tun Razak here Wednesday, has tested positive for drugs.

Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement ACP Zulkefly Yahya, in a statement Thursday said the urine test conducted on the 40-year-old man revealed that he tested positive for methamphetamine.

The man would be remanded under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, he added.

The impact of the crash had caused the overhead bridge structure to collapse on a van, killing two people and injuring three others.

Zulkefly said the two victims who died at the scene have been identified as Nurina Edwin Abdullah, 47, and Norhayati Abdullah, 42. Both of them were factory workers.

He said the survivors were Zakiyyah Yakop, 51, and Zaitun Zainal, 54, who sustained injuries to their legs, while the van driver Muhd Fairus Mohd Yusof, 47, suffered fractures to his left shoulder, swelling of the lungs and internal bleeding.

In the incident at about 6pm, the van was passing through Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) when a trailer  which was transporting an excavator hit the iron scaffolding of the bridge structure located in front of Terminal Bersepadu Selatan.