Regulatory body probes into fatal Putrajaya crash

The Land Public Transport Agency says it can suspend or cancel the licence of the operating company of a trailer that rammed into a row of stationary vehicles in Putrajaya, killing two and injuring seven. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 21, 2023.

THE Land Public Transport Agency (Apad) has issued a show-cause letter to obtain details from the operating company of the trailer that ploughed into a column of stationary vehicles in Putrajaya yesterday, killing two motorcyclists and injuring seven others.

Apad said in a statement today it can suspend or cancel licences under section 62 of the Land Public Transport Act 2010 if investigations reveal violations.

“Apad will never compromise on any instance of the dangerous driving of land public transport vehicles that cause accidents. This incident is deeply regrettable,” said the agency, adding that preliminary investigations into the 14-vehicle crash revealed the trailer had a Class C carrier licence.

“Apad takes the issue of public safety seriously … and is working with other agencies … before taking further action on the operating company,” it said. – Bernama, September 21, 2023.

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