Pickup trucks have been steadily gaining a sour reputation among Malaysian road-users after a number of major accident attributed to them, most notably one which involved a young family of four in a multi-purpose vehicle, all of whom perished when a pickup truck had crashed into them. And it would now seem that yet another incident involving pickup trucks can be added to that list.
Supercar convoy seen blocking-off highway after pickup truck crashes into Lambo
Over the weekend, it was reported that a large fleet of supercars that were seen traveling down the North-South Expressway here were said to have held up traffic after they had decided to block off a section of the roadway in order to prevent an allegedly drunk pickup truck driver from escaping the scene of an accident.
Video footage obtained from drivers in the opposite lane show a number of high-powered supercars, including a striking green Lamborghini Aventador SV that appeared to have sustained damage to its front three-quarters, occupying the full breadth of the highway. A white Ford Ranger pickup truck was also seen parked along the highway.
In another video taking moments before the incident by TikTok user @hafizgenn, we could now see that the white Ford pickup truck had been attempting to weave in-between the fleet of supercars that were seen traveling together. Swerving out from the right lane, the pickup truck then attempted to squeeze in-between the green Lamborghini and a black Nissan GT-R, before speeding up ahead and then crashing into the Lamborghini when it had entered the emergency lane.
Had wanted to prevent the pickup truck driver from escaping the scene of the accident
The sibling of the damaged Lamborghini’s owner has since addressed the issue in an Instagram story, claiming that the reason why the convoy had decided to blockade the highway was due to the fact that they had been trying to confront the pickup truck driver for allegedly driving drunk.
“My brother has lodged a police report, so now we’ll wait for further action. Let more people know about this case so that the woman (driving the Ford) is rightfully punished. Maybe she is the child of a rich man or a gangster, that’s why she acted the way she did.
Many have asked me to share a photo of the SVJ (Lamborghini), so I shared it. Thankfully my brother and sister-in-law are safe and everything is okay. Their heart aches not over the damaged sustained on the car, but because of the rude behaviour exhibited by the gangster female driver of the pickup truck who drove so dangerously. She could have killed someone. Imagine if her pickup had struck a Perodua Viva or Myvi with a baby and family on-board? This is about human life, not a matter of cars. Until when are we willing to make compromises for drunk drivers?” the Instagram user wrote.
Opinions are divided, but police have stepped in to investigate
Understandably, the series of clips has since gone viral across social media and attracted divided opinions from netizens.
“It’s fine to stop the driver, but don’t make life difficult for other people. What kind of idiot blocks a highway until it becomes like this?”
“If you’re that rick, go build a highway using your own money then.”
The incident has since caught the attention of the police, who have vowed to investigate into the matter under Section 147 of the Penal Code for rioting, as well as Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for driving recklessly and dangerously, the latter of which carries a five-year jail term and RM15,000 fine.