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67-Year-Old Motorist Crashes Into Pedestrian Walkway

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KUALA LUMPUR – A 67-year-old grandmother crashed her car into a pedestrian walkway on Jalan Bangsar this afternoon after falling asleep at the wheels.

After hitting the fence along the walkway, her car was dragged by about five metres before it hit a pedestrian, lightly injuring him.

The driver, who refused to identify herself, managed to crawl out of her car, without injuries but sustained scratches as she fell into the shrubs lining the walkway.

The 22-year-old pedestrian, a Pakistani national, suffered minor laceration on his left leg from the damaged fence.

“I am fine. I just fell asleep at the wheels,” said the woman, who said she was on her way back after her cataract treatment at Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM).

Vinoth Krishnamoorthy, who witnessed the accident, said the senior citizen was probably going at about 60 km per hour before losing control of her car and crashing into the walkway.

“Luckily, the car did not crash into the bus stop as there were people,” said the 26-year-old who called for an ambulance and informed the traffic police of the accident.

An ambulance from University Malaya Medical Centre and the traffic police from the Jalan Bandar station arrived at the scene within 20 minutes. – NST

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