VIDEO: Malaysian driver overturns his truck
Terrifying moment, truck swerves towards cars on two wheels before crashing sideways after driver falls asleep on Malaysian highway
- Bakti Kebokta was riding his motorcycle when a truck dramatically overturned
- Kebokta braked hard to avoid the truck as it slid along the highway
- Malaysian police arrest 33-year-old truck driver on suspicion of drug driving
A Malaysian truck driver who fell asleep and overturned his truck was arrested by police on suspicion of taking methamphetamine.
Footage of the dramatic crash was captured by a motorcyclist following a short distance behind the truck and had to brake to avoid it.
Within moments, the truck swerved violently left and right before tipping over and sliding across the tarmac of the New Klang Valley Expressway in the western Klang Valley region.
Bakti Kebokta was riding his motorcycle when a truck dramatically overturned in front of him
The accident happened on the New Klang Valley Expressway in the Klang Valley region of Malaysia
The driver swerved violently twice before the truck rolled onto its side
Malaysian police said the truck even cut another motorcyclist in the incident. Surprisingly, this runner managed to escape without sustaining a serious injury.
A spokesperson confirmed that the accident occurred on the morning of Thursday, September 23.
The 33-year-old truck driver reportedly fell asleep and tested positive for methamphetamine.
Motorcyclist Bakti Kebokta uploaded the images to his Facebook page, where more than 100,000 people viewed it.
The truck driver was arrested at the scene and subsequently failed a urine test and was remanded in custody.
Kebokta later wrote on Facebook: “Allah still loves me and has given me another chance.
“I felt like my heart was ripped out pressing the brakes on my bike.”
He added: “Be careful on the road, everyone.”
Several motorcyclists stopped at the scene to see what happened to the truck