JOHOR BAHRU – Johor police said the incident where a mobile patrol vehicle (MPV) travelled against traffic flow that was viraled on the social website, yesterday, occurred as the vehicle concerned was carrying out patrolling duty to prevent accidents early yesterday morning.
Johor Deputy Police Chief, Datuk Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said the incident occurred at 2.30am between KM23J Malaysia-Singapore Second Link Highway (Linkedua) eastward (Perling Toll Plaza) and the location of the accident at KM22.1J of the same highway.
“When they were near the Perling Toll Plaza bound for Johor Bahru town centre, several road users had told two MPV members from the South Zone Highway Patrol Unit about the accident that occurred not far from the location where they were.
“For the safety of other road users, two members of the MPV had turned back to go to the accident site to help the victims as the accident site was only lighted by the street lights and the distance of the accident site from the Perling Toll Plaza was about 1.5 KM,” he said in a statement, here today.
Mohd Kamarudin said safety measures were taken by the two members of the MPV by switching on the beacon light, the siren and using the emergency lane when turning back as the traffic volume at that time was not too congested and safe for initial action.
He said both MPV members later directed traffic at the accident location besides helping the accident victims while waiting for the arrival of the paramedic team.
He said detailed investigation on the accident, however, was being carried out.