Fam­ily ‘still in shock’

New Straits Times - - News -

GE­ORGE TOWN: Fam­ily mem­bers of a woman who drove against traf­fic in the North-South Ex­press­way ear­lier this week said they are over­whelmed by the in­ci­dent.

The father of the 19-year-old driver said the fam­ily was un­der a lot of stress af­ter the multi-ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent, which caused the death of Mo­hamad Fandi Rosli, 26, on Tues­day morn­ing.

The driver, Ng Pei Ven, was charged with tak­ing am­phet­a­mines. She was also ex­pected to be charged for a traf­fic of­fence af­ter po­lice wrap up their in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the case.

She claimed trial and state po­lice chief Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye said po­lice were wait­ing for blood test re­sults be­fore fil­ing traf­fi­cre­lated charges.

“We were hounded by the me­dia and there have been a lot of ru­mours on the In­ter­net the past week. There are so many things hap­pen­ing,” said the father, who iden­ti­fied him­self only as Ng.

“As a par­ent, I can un­der­stand the grief of the other party and we are sorry,” he said, adding his fam­ily were trou­bled by what had tran­spired.

“We are over­whelmed and wish to be left alone to deal with the prob­lem.”

He said the fam­ily had yet to hire a lawyer and was fo­cus­ing on get­ting med­i­cal treat­ment for his daugh­ter, who had a dis­lo­cated shoul­der and a cut on above her left eye.

Ng said they were in shock over the ac­ci­dent, in which Pei Ven was re­port­edly in­tox­i­cated when she drove against the traf­fic flow, hit­ting Fandi’s car and trig­ger­ing a chain of col­li­sions.

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