PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has extended his condolences to the family of a pupil who died in a traffic accident on the first day most primary school classes were being reopened.
The Transport Minister said he had read news of the terrible accident on Wednesday (July 22) “with great sadness and sorrow”.
The nine-year-old girl from Alor Gajah was identified as Nur Aqilah Husna, and she was found pinned under a lorry in an accident involving four vehicles.
The girl’s 33-year-old father was also injured in the accident.
“I want to extend my deepest condolences to her family who lost their eldest daughter during her journey to the first day of school.
“I hope also that Aqilah’s father will recover swiftly from his injuries sustained during the accident, ” he said in a Facebook post Wednesday (July 22).
He added that the driver was being investigated under Section 41 of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving.
“I wish to advise motorists to place great emphasis on safety of other drivers and pedestrians so we may reduce tragic incidents, as what had happened this morning in Alor Gajah.
“In fact, the upcoming amendments to the Act are also to deter reckless driving through stiffer penalties, ” he said.
The victim, who was a Year Three pupil, had succumbed to head injuries following the accident which took place along Jalan Panchor, Durian Tunggal, at 7.20am Wednesday.
Alor Gajah OCPD Superintendent Arshad Abu said the 28-year-old driver of a car likely lost control of his vehicle before colliding with a multi-purpose vehicle, a lorry and a motorcycle on which the victim was riding pillion.
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