Nov 13 men­tion for trailer driver charged over death of eight

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JEMPOL: The Ba­hau Mag­is­trate’s Court yes­ter­day fixed Nov 13 for men­tion of a case in­volv­ing a trailer driver who was charged with reck­less driv­ing which re­sulted in the death of eight peo­ple at Kilo­me­tre 25, Jalan Ba­hauKer­a­tong on June 11 this year.

Mag­is­trate Mo­hamad Redza Azhar Rezali set the date fol­low­ing a re­quest by coun­sel D. Anu­ratha, rep­re­sent­ing Norza­ilan Omar, 44, from Tri­ang, Pa­hang.

Norza­ilan was charged un­der Sec­tion 41(1) of the Road Trans­port Act 1987 with com­mit­ting the of­fence at 2.20 pm last June 11.

In the mishap, Os­man Mo­hamed Taip, 31 and his wife, Ros­niza Oth­man, 32, were killed af­ter their ve­hi­cle col­lided with a trailer lorry and two other ve­hi­cles.

The cou­ple’s three-year-old son, Muham­mad Alif­taqif Os­man broke his left hand and sus­tained head in­juries in the in­ci­dent.

A fam­ily of six in a Pro­ton Ex­ora also died in the crash when their ve­hi­cle burst into flames.

They were iden­ti­fied as Wan Mohd Fauzi Wan Ibrahim, 51; his wife Mas No­raida M Yu­soff, 45 ;and their four chil­dren: Wan Muhamad Iskan­dar, 22; Wan Nor Ati­rah, 18; Wan Mo­hamad Amar Haziq, 13; and Wan Nor Alisha, seven.

Deputy pub­lic prose­cu­tor Sal­wati Ab­dul­lah pros­e­cuted in the case.

On June 15 at the Jelebu Mag­is­trate’s Court, Norza­ilan pleaded not guilty and claimed trial to the charge. - Ber­nama

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