The stereotype that often plays out when lorry drivers get into accidents is that they are either drunk or high on something. But, who are we to assume when the facts have yet to be presented?
The Galeri Lori Bas Facebook page recently shared a video taken by a woman who was accusing a lorry driver of being drunk. The driver had collided into 3 cars parked by the side of the road in Sungai Buloh, Selangor.
It was later known that the lorry driver was actually having chest pains when he hit the cars.
The video caption reads, “Don’t simply accuse, sister. Saying people are drunk la, high on drugs la. Investigate first, don’t take stabs in the dark. It’s not good to slander people recklessly“.
In the video, the woman recording the incident could be heard asking the driver if he is drunk. When the driver gave her an incoherent answer, she continued on.
“Are you drunk? Could you not see what you were doing?” she scolded the driver.
The woman could then be heard telling others around her that he is drunk.
Sungai Buloh District Police Chief has since released a statement
Sungai Buloh District Police Chief, Superintendent Shafa’aton Abu Bakar, has since released a statement confirming that the driver was, in fact, not drunk. He was having chest pains when the accident happened and sadly, he later passed away at the Sungai Buloh Hospital due to a heart attack.
“PDRM, especially IPD Sungai Buloh, advises the public to avoid making speculation in respect to the family of the deceased.”
This is a reminder to all of us, to not make accusations until the facts have been presented.
You can watch the saddening video here.
Our condolences to the family of the driver.
Malaysia Ranked 8th Most Dangerous Country to Drive in With Road Traffic Death Rate of 22.5
We all know how dangerous driving in Malaysia can be but how do we rank out of the other countries...
Pieces of Stone Statue Fall From Gopuram of Ipoh Temple, Kills A Woman & Injures 2 Others
A woman in Ipoh met her tragic & unfortunate death yesterday (15 May) during a ritual ceremony in a temple....
M’sian Family Shocked to Find That Their New House in Ipoh Had Collapsed Due to Landslide
A local family of five was recently shocked to find that a section of their new home in Taman Sri Perkasa...
PDRM has Thousands of IP Addresses Linked to Child Porn But Lack Manpower to Act on Them
It’s a scary world out there as cases of sexual crimes as well as child porn have unfortunately increased. Recently,...
Sarawak To Establish Its Own Sovereign Wealth Fund, Hopes To Replicate Norway’s Success
Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg has announced that the territory is currently in serious talks with Norway...
MAVCOM: Airlines MUST Resolve Consumer Complaints & Provide Reimbursements Within 30 Days
The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) has stressed that the Malaysian Aviation Consumer Protection Code (MACPC) requires airlines to resolve consumer...
UK Court Rules That Calling Men ‘Bald’ at Work Will Now be Considered as Sexual Harassment
When it comes to verbal sexual harassment, what often comes to mind is someone making inappropriate comments about someone else’s...
Can’t Wait To Go Clubbing? Here Are The SOPs Nightclub Operators & Patrons Must Follow!
It was recently announced that nightclubs would be able to reopen starting 15 May (Sunday). The National Security Council (MKN)...
Social Stories16 hours ago
“A welcome home party is a plain joke” – PM Accused of Paying For Crowds to Welcome His Return
Social Stories16 hours ago
Patrick Ooi Says That Min Yong Has Been Resold & Informants Betrayed Him, But M’sians Don’t Buy His Story
Social Stories13 hours ago
Grandson of 80yo Who Was Involved in Fatal Tow Truck Accident Pleads For Witnesses to Come Forward
Social Stories11 hours ago
Founder of Ramly Burger Started Business With a Modal of RM2,000 & Now It’s a Household Brand!