A video showing a young student ramming his Volkswagon into the rear end of a Malaysian police car along Jalan Pudu in Kuala Lumpur has gone viral over the weekend.
Both policemen in the vehicle were injured, with one suffering a cut to his right eye and the other hitting the dashboard upon impact. The police car crashed into a concrete divider after it spun from the collision.
The driver of the volkswagon, a 21 year-old student, fled the scene immediately, but was apprehended when he lodged a police report the same day. He was found with elevated levels of alcohol in his blood, a sign that he had been drinking and driving after returning home from a night club event the evening before.
One of the police officers, who wants to be known only as Kpl Zainal, said: “We were just talking in the car. I was checking my phone and then all of a sudden, BANG!”
His partner, 58 year-old Kpl Nor Alhayari, 58, says that both of them have forgiven the driver.
“He messaged us later that day to apologise, and we both accept,” he said. “We were not badly hurt. We have been injured much worse than this before. Luckily, the boy only hit us and not anyone else.”
He also felt heartened when so many people stepped up to help them after the accident.
“One motorcyclist chased after the Volkswagen after he ran and another gave us his video of the accident to help in the investigation.”
Despite their injuries, Kpl Zainal was on patrol on Thursday while his colleague Kpl Nor Alhayari was given medical leave.