The runaway bus that rammed into ten cars on the downhill stretch near the North-South Expressway’s Menora Tunnel had faulty brakes, according to The Star. The incident, which happened 2.45pm yesterday afternoon on the already packed southbound lane, caused a massive traffic jam from the Kuala Kangsar exit to Jelapang, and from Bukit Gantang to Bukit Berapit.

Ipoh OCPD assistant commissioner Sum Chang Keong said investigations found that the rogue bus, which was heading south from Penang to Kuala Lumpur, experienced a technical problem when it was travelling down a slope.

“The brakes weren’t functioning well. As a result, the bus headed down the slope at high speed and rammed into 10 other cars in front,” he said, adding that a 21-year-old girl, a passenger in one of the cars that were hit, suffered pain in the stomach area. “No one was seriously injured in the incident,” ACP Sum said.

The 51-year old bus driver from Johor was remanded this morning to assist in investigations under Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving. His urine test returned negative for drugs.