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Malaysian para cyclists hurt in hit-and-run accident

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Malaysian para cyclists hurt in hit-and-run accident

Malaysian para cyclists hurt in hit-and-run accident

Mohd Asril Abd Rahman

A driver has been arrested after members of the Malaysian Paralympic cycling squad were injured in an apparent hit-and-run accident in Kuala Selangor.

Members of the Malaysian Paralympic cycling squad were injured in an apparent hit-and-run accident in Kuala Selangor earlier on Thursday.

The driver involved turned himself in at the Kampung Baru Subang police station, but stated that the incident was not a hit-and-run.

Kuala Selangor police chief Supt Ruslan Abdullah spoke to local press regarding the arrest of the 46-year-old: "We plan to charge him on Friday.

"The case is being investigated under Section 43 of the Road Transport Act 1987 for careless driving."

Injured para cyclists

Following the incident, national cycling coach Johari Nayan and athletes Mohd Nor Rizuan Zainal, Khairul Azwan Wahab, Nur Syafiq Suhaimy and Khairul Nizam Mohd Ali were rushed to the Sungai Buloh Hospital by ambulance.

The cyclists were set to participate in the Asean Para Games, which are due to take place in Kuala Lumpur from 17 to 23 September of this year.

Nur Syafiq Suhaimy’s chances of participating in the Games appear to be in shreds after suffering a broken febula in the accident, while Khairul Azwan, who competed in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, is also set to miss the event.

The other two riders were feared to have been injured, but are now reported to have been given the all-clear.

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