A video went viral on TikTok on Dec 22 showing a police tow truck towing a car upside-down. Did this happen as shown in the video?
On Dec 23, Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Asst Comm Sarifudin Mohd Salleh said that an investigation found that the video is of an incident that took place on Dec 18 along Jalan Syed Putra near the Kuen Cheng High School.
“On that date, the department had to tow a white car that had overturned with all four tyres in the air at a road shoulder near a drain due to the rainy weather,” said ACP Sarifudin
He added in a statement released on the department’s Facebook page that the car could not be turned over and towed normally due to the drain, saying that if it had been turned over two of its tyres could have become stuck in the drain.
“The car could only be turned over on a flat surface. With the permission of its owner, the car was towed like this for five metres along the road and then righted by department personnel with the help of the public,” said ACP Sarifudin.