A family picture taken of the victim Noor Hayati Che Aziz, 30, (second from left) her husband Mohd Faizal Rosli, 31, (far left) and their two children Muhamad Farhan Danial, 6 (far right) and Noor Fazliyana Dania, 5, (second from right) during a family vacation about a month before the accident took place.
JOHOR BARU: Mohd Faizal Rosli was supposed to become a dad for the third time and he had been more than excited.
His happiness turned to grief when a horrific accident snatched the lives of his wife and that of his unborn child.
The factory worker had taken his family for a drive in their car when a lorry carrying sand drove straight into them, killing his wife, who was seven months’ pregnant, and seriously injuring his brother-in-law.
Mohd Faizal, 31, survived the crash along with his two children Muhamad Farhan Danial, six, and Noor Fazliyana Dania, five, but his wife Noor Hayati Che Aziz, 30, died and brother-in-law Nasarudin Che Aziz, 20, is fighting for his life at Hospital Sultanah Aminah.
Mohd Faizal’s brother Mohd Azuan Rosli, 28, said his brother was inconsolable as it was diffi- cult for him to accept his wife’s death.
“He has been crying since it happened and almost fainted several times,” he said at the mortuary at Hospital Sultan Ismail.
Mohd Azuan added that it was not his brother’s fault as he was in the midst of crossing a traffic light intersection along Jalan Masai Baru at 4pm on Monday when the lorry rammed into his vehicle from the left and dragged it for at least 20m.
“We have tried to explain to the children that their mother is no longer around but I don’t think they understand.
“The girl is still in shock due to the accident while the elder boy is running and playing around,” Mohd Azuan said.
He described Noor Hayati as a kind person.
Mohd Azuan added that the whole family was excited about welcoming her new baby boy.
Mohd Azuan said he and his brother lived just a few doors away from each other in Taman Air Biru, Pasir Gudang, as they were a close-knit family.
“It is difficult but we have to move on.
“Noor Hayati’s funeral will be conducted in Negri Sembilan soon and we are all praying that Nasarudin recovers soon,” he said.
Johor Baru South OCPD Asst Comm Sulaiman Salleh said police were on the lookout for the lorry driver whose vehicle registration number was JDA 7798.
He said the case was being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 and urged those with information to contact the Johor police hotline at 07-2212999 or visit the nearest police station.