UKM Hospital in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Google Maps

An Indonesian commuter who climbed on to the tracks of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) system in Kuala Lumpur was lucky to escape with just a leg injury after being hit by an incoming train on Thursday night.

The Operations Control Centre noted the alleged intrusion by the woman on tracks between the Bandar Tun Razak Station and Bandar Tasik Selatan Station just after 9pm, the China Press reported.

Train driver Roshada Shahida Abdul Rahim, who was in charge of the locomotive on the Sri Petaling route towards Bandar Tun Razak Station, immediately reduced speed. However, the train still hit the intruder, but at a much slower speed than it had been going shortly before the incident.

The collision was not a fatal accident, yet it still caused an injury to the victim, who was later taken to UKM Hospital in Cheras for treatment.

The electrical supply had to be disconnected at 9.05pm while the victim was rescued, which resulted in a 12-minute disruption in service along the Sri Petaling route.

Rapid Rail officials said they would give full cooperation to police investigating the case. Preliminary inquiries suggest that the woman entered the tracks area through a cut fence between the two stations.

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