Family ‘still in shock’
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.