By Zaki Salleh
TAPAH: A policeman on duty was injured after a trailer crashed into the guard post at the Tapah District Police Headquarters (DPH).
The incident is believed to have happened at about 1.25am in which the affected party suffered injuries to his face and left hand.
In the incident, a trailer driven by a 31-year-old man who was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh was said to have lost control and skidded to the left of the road and crashed into the guard post.
Tapah District Police Chief, Superintendent Wan Azharuddin Wan Ismail, said in a statement that the party involved were on duty at the guard post when the incident occurred.
According to him, the crash caused the guard post to collapse and there were victims trapped in the rubble.
“The victim who suffered injuries to his face and hands was sent to Tapah Hospital for further treatment.
“The trailer driver who was injured on the right hand was taken to the Tapah IPD Narcotics Division to undergo a urine screening test and it was found to be negative.
“The review also found that he does not have any record of prior offences,” he said in the statement.
Following the accident, the police obtained a remand order on the trailer driver to assist in the investigation in accordance with Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.