Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon 2019, three runners in the KL Marathon were injured early the morning after a car ploughed through safety barriers set up on the Middle Ring Road.
A spokesperson for traffic police at Ampang Jaya confirmed with Free Malaysia Today that the three victims had been taking part in the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered marathon.
Earlier on, it was reported that three runners were injured in the incident with one victim in critical condition.
According to a Facebook posting by a Onizuka Rizuan, one of the victims is a colleague of his with PruBSN, who suffered a fractured hip and pelvis and injuries to his head and hands.
Onizuka appealed for eyewitnesses to the accident, which he called a “hit-and-run”. The victim, aged 44, is believed to be in stable condition and is expected to undergo surgery.
He is believed to be a constituency aide to former sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin, who is MP for Rembau. A photo posted on Onizuka’s page shows Khairy at the victim’s bedside.
According to the police spokesman, eye-witnesses had reported that the accident had happened on the Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road (MRR2) heading towards Gombak.
It was unclear if the driver had ploughed through the barricades, as there were areas under construction, and the participants may have been confused. The make and model of the car is also unknown at press time.
This year, 40,000 people took part in the premier distance running event in Malaysia, together with about 1,900 running tourists from 49 countries.
Featured Image Credit: KLSCM 2019.