Automotive Accident

Published on May 8th, 2024 | by Sounder Rajen


Fallen Tree Crushes Car With Driver Sill Inside It

A devastating accident took a life as a tree fell and crushed a car with its driver still inside

Today, a devastating incident occurred on Jalan Sultan Ismail when a tree fell due to heavy rain and strong winds, crushing 17 vehicles and damaging the Monorail track. Tragically, a local man lost his life in this unfortunate event, while another individual sustained injuries. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the deceased victim.


The incident, which took place around 2 pm, has caused significant disruption and posed serious safety concerns in the area. After all it is the rainy season in Malaysia right now and heavy rains seem to occur every evening which not only leads to floods and road accidents due to poor visibility but also unfortunate accidents like this one.

Moreover, in response to the incident, Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd (Rapid Rail) issued a statement indicating the suspension of monorail services between KL Sentral Station and Medan Tuanku Station. To mitigate the impact on commuters, Rapid Rail has initiated alternative measures, including activating train services between Titiwangsa and Medan Tuanku (Platform 1). 


Additionally, intermediate bus services have also been arranged to transport passengers between KL Sentral and Medan Tuanku, ensuring continued connectivity despite the disruption. This unforeseen event serves as a stark reminder of the risks posed by inclement weather conditions, particularly during the ongoing rainy season. 

On top of that, authorities are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident to determine the cause of the tree collapse and ensure that necessary preventive measures are implemented to prevent similar occurrences in the future. How successful this measure will be remains to be seen but we hope it stops accidents like this entirely.


Local emergency response teams, along with Rapid Rail personnel, are working diligently to clear the debris and assess the extent of damage to the Monorail track and affected vehicles. Efforts are underway to restore normalcy to the affected area and resume regular transportation services as swiftly and safely as possible.

Meanwhile, we here at DSF would like to remind all our readers to always stay safe and diligent on the road. We urge the public to remain cautious during poor weather conditions, prioritising safety at all times. Rapid Rail remains committed to providing timely updates and support to commuters as it works towards resolving the aftermath of this unfortunate event.


We got all this from Bernama. Thank you Bernama for the information and images.

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