Cycling club member killed in accident
KUALA LUMPUR: A challenging but fun Sunday ride at Genting Highlands had to be cancelled when a LeTua Cycling Club member was killed in an accident. The news and pictures of the accident went viral on the Internet.
Recreational cyclist Rafizi Hamdan (pic) was initially thought to have been a hit-and-run victim after being involved in a collision with a grey Proton Saga at the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) in front of a petrol station on the lane leading to Taman Melawati at about 7.30am.
The victim, a 37-year-old father-of-two, was heading towards Batu 12 Gombak to a rendezvous with other club members planning to cycle up Genting Highlands.
He died on the spot from serious head injuries.
News of the “hit-and-run” incident first hit the social networking site Twitter before pictures of the accident found its way to various blogs.
However, Ampang police chief ACP Amiruddin Jamaluddin said it was not a hit-and-run accident as the suspect drove straight to a police station after the accident and lodged a report.
“The suspect told police he was scared to stop, fearing public anger.”
Amiruddin said investigations were ongoing, adding that the cyclist was hit from behind and the case has been classified as “reckless driving”.