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
AND ADIE SURI ZULKEFLI BUKIT MERTAJAM firstname.lastname@example.org
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