Monday, July 08, 2013

News: Injured ntv7 Feel Good Run Participants Released After Receiving Medical Care

Official Statement from ntv7

Three runners were injured in an accident incident involving an unidentified vehicle during this morning's ntv7 Feel Good Run in Bandar Utama, Selangor.

ntv7 immediately sent the injured runners to University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) for treatment. All three suffered cuts and bruises and were released on the same day after having been thoroughly examined by the medical centre.

ntv7 has made a police report at the Kota Damansara Traffic police and will give full cooperation in their investigation.

According to eyewitness accounts, the vehicle involved in the incident allegedly entered the lane dedicated for the runners despite the safety cones being placed. After hitting the runners, the vehicle sped off from the scene. Eyewitnesses have provided details including the vehicle registration to the event organisers.

The Feel Good Run is a non-competitive, charity driven event that promotes healthy lifestyles by encouraging the public to run for a good cause. 5,700 runners participated in this year's edition. Beneficiaries of this charity event include Hospis Malaysia, Malaysian Rare Disorders Society, Rumah Kanak-Kanak Tengku Budriah and SPCA Selangor.

Group General Manager of ntv7 and 8TV Airin Zainul said "Organisers responded immediately to provide care for the injured runners who were then transferred to UMMC to undergo medical treatment there. ntv7 is pleased to hear that all three have been checked, treated and released. We wish them a speedy recovery".

Airin added that the organisers had taken all precautions to ensure the safety of all participants and thanked eyewitnesses for providing valuable information regarding the accident.

Source of photo: NST

Also read about Thanuja Ananthan's eye-witness account of the incident HERE.

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