The police have arrested a 16-year-old student for causing a deadly incident while driving a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) hitting a grass cutter in Sungai Petani, Kedah.
According to Utusan, the teenager did not have a driving license and he crashed into 2 grass cutters in an accident at Jalan Pintasan Semeling, Bedong on Saturday (7 May) at 11 am.
One of the victims, who is a Myanmar national, died at the scene, while the other suffered a broken shoulder.
Kuala Muda District Police Chief Assistant Commissioner Zaidy Che Hassan confirmed the incident and he said the investigation found that the teenager, who lives in Laguna Merbok, is also a student at a secondary school.
“The teenager who was driving the Perodua Alza was uninjured, and he has been arrested. We are still conducting further investigations to identify the cause of the incident.” he said.
The surviving victim was sent to the Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital (HSAH) for further treatment.
According to Zaidy, the incident happened when the grass cutters were resting on the shoulder of the road with several other colleagues after cutting the grass in the area.
Out of a sudden, the Perodua Alza coming from the direction of the Semeling traffic light lost control and skidded to the road’s left shoulder before hitting two trees.
The car then crashed into the victims and a motorcycle believed to belong to one of the grass cutters.
Zaidy said the case is being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
What netizens have to say?
Netizens, in general, agreed that the parents should be held responsible for their child’s wrongdoings as they play a great role in educating and shaping their future.
Many also referred to the case of Sam Ke Ting, the female clerk who was sentenced to six years in jail and an RM6,000 fine for being involved in a road accident that resulted in the deaths of 8 teenagers on modified bicycles.
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