The police are now tracking down a car driver who fled the scene after he rammed his vehicle into 6 motorcycles at KM4, Jalan Kg Acheh, Sitiawan on Saturday (21 August) and killing 3 men in the incident.
According to Bernama, Manjung district police chief Nor Omar Sappi said the incident took place at 5.30 p.m., where the 38 year-old suspect went on the run, leaving his 2 friends, a man and a woman, who were both injured at the scene.
He said that both of his friends, aged 24, had been sent to Seri Manjung Hospital to receive treatment. However, the man was detained by the police until next Tuesday (31 August) for he was tested positive for drugs. The woman who was a kindergarten teacher was released after she was confirmed fit to be discharged.
“Following the crash, two motorcyclists and a pillion rider were pronounced dead at the scene while four motorcyclists sustained severe injuries and were taken to the hospital for further treatment.” he said.
Nor Omar also mentioned that the 3 victims who did not survive the accident were Mohd Suhail Zainal, 22, and his pillion rider Hasrandy Bahrum, 27, both from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah; and Mohd Nur Hisham Hassan, 29, from Kuantan, Pahang.
He also mention that the initial investigations found that the suspect in his Proton Preve was heading towards Kg Acheh when the vehicle skidded and collided with 6 motorcycles coming from the opposite direction.
As the suspect was nowhere to be found, Nor Omar urge those who had information regarding him to contact the investigating officer Lily Suryana Roslali at 013-655 9693. He added that the case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
Meanwhile, the wife of a victim (Nur Hisham), Nur Syahirah Abdullah, 25, was pregnant with their first child, said her husband had sent her a selfie before he finished work at 5 p.m.
“I wondered why he still hadn’t arrived, because he usually reaches home within 10 minutes. Then I went to look for him at his friends’ house, and they told me that they were trying to identify the victims of a crash that went viral on WhatsApp.”
“When I got to the scene, all victims were already taken to the hospital, but I spotted a helmet on the road and I’m sure it belonged to my husband.” she said at the Seri Manjung Hospital’s forensic unit.