New­ly­wed killed as 'drunk' woman drives against traf­fic

1 killed, 4 in­jured af­ter driver, be­lieved to be drunk, high on meth causes 6-ve­hi­cle crash

New Straits Times - - Front Page -

AUDREY DERMAWAN

AND ADIE SURI ZULKEFLI BUKIT MER­TA­JAM news@nst.com.my

AWOMAN, be­lieved to be drunk and high on metham­phetamine, drove her car against the flow of traf­fic along the North-South Ex­press­way (NSE) af­ter the Sun­gai Dua toll, and trig­gered a mul­ti­ple ve­hi­cle col­li­sion yes­ter­day.

One per­son was killed in the 7.50am in­ci­dent, which in­volved six ve­hi­cles.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred at Km134 of the NSE, from Se­berang Jaya head­ing to­wards Kepala Batas.

It is learnt that the 19-year-old woman, who was driv­ing a Pro­ton Gen 2, was ear­lier in­volved in an­other ac­ci­dent with a mul­tipur­pose ve­hi­cle at the Sun­gai Dua toll.

In her bid to es­cape, she en­tered the op­po­site lane and fled the scene.

As her car was in the fast lane, other driv­ers were forced to swerve out of the way.

How­ever, her luck ran out when she rammed into a Pero­dua Kelisa driven by Mo­hamad Fandi Rosli, 26.

It is learnt that Fandi had just fin­ished his night shift and was driv­ing home to Sun­gai Petani.

Her car crashed into Fandi’s car, caus­ing it to spin and ram into three other ve­hi­cles. He died at the scene.

Four oth­ers were in­jured in the ac­ci­dent. It is learnt that the woman sus­tained mi­nor in­juries.

She and the oth­ers were taken to Se­berang Jaya Hospi­tal for treat­ment.

A video clip of the in­ci­dent has since gone vi­ral.

The video shows her car speed­ing against traf­fic flow, with other ve­hi­cles swerv­ing to avoid it.

The car fi­nally stopped af­ter crash­ing into Fandi’s car

The sec­ond part of the video shows the af­ter­math of the in­ci­dent.

The Pro­ton Gen 2 was badly dam­aged, while other ve­hi­cles, in­clud­ing the Pero­dua Kelisa, lay in ru­ins by the way­side.

Se­berang Prai Ten­gah po­lice chief As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Nik Ros Azhan said the woman had been de­tained to fa­cil­i­tate in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

The scene of the ac­ci­dent at Km134 of the North-South Ex­press­way near Bukit Mer­ta­jam yes­ter­day. PIC COUR­TESY OF NST READER

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