Man run over at petrol station

PHOTO: YOUTUBE
PHOTO: YOUTUBE
PHOTO: YOUTUBE
PHOTO: YOUTUBE

This series of screengrabs from a video show a 70-year-old retiree being run over by a car while refuelling at a petrol station in Kluang, Malaysia. The victim, Mr Mohamad Nasir Manas, suffered serious injuries after being hit by the car driven by a 42-year-old woman. Kluang OCPD Assistant Commissioner Mohamad Laham said the incident happened at around noon on Sunday. "Initial investigations showed that the incident happened when the driver lost control of her Perodua Kancil after her slippers got stuck on her car's accelerator pedal," he said, adding that the victim "severely fractured his hips, among other injuries, and was sent to Kluang Hospital for treatment." Footage of the incident was caught on the petrol station's closed-circuit television and has since gone viral on social media.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 25, 2015, with the headline 'Man run over at petrol station'. Print Edition | Subscribe