KUALA LUMPUR: A witness in the trial of two Perodua Myvi owners accused of reckless driving which allegedly resulted in the death of three people said she gave way to the car behind hers to avoid being hit.
Insurance executive Rosmaliza Mazalan, 42, was among the first individuals who were at the scene of an accident along the Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE) on May 2, 2015.
In the incident, three members of a family, Fairuz Nizam Husain, 35, his wife Nova Safitri Azhari, 27, and their six-month old daughter Nur Firuza Annisa who were travelling in a Mitsubishi Pajero 4WD, lost their lives.
Replying to deputy public prosecutor Suhaimi Ibrahim during the trial at the Traffic Court Friday, Rosmaliza said a white Myvi was tailgating her car while she was driving along the DUKE highway.
"The white Myvi was so close to my car that I gave way to avoid being hit," said the prosecution's ninth witness.
When asked what she meant when she said in her testimony that a yellow Myvi was being driven haphazardly at the incident, she explained that the car appeared to be out of control before crashing into the Pajero.
Rosmaliza was testifying in the trial of Siti Noor Aini Mohd Said, 37, who was allegedly driving a yellow Myvi, and Mohammad Fizal Reza Jamauddin, 32, who was allegedly driving a white Myvi at the time of the incident.
Earlier, under cross-examination by Mohammad Fizal Reza's counsel, S. N Seelan, she said she was incensed with the driver of the white Myvi because he had refused to admit that he was speeding and tailgating her car.
"He also did not seem at all concerned that there were children, my children in the car in front of him," she said.
Siti Noor Aini and Mohammad Fizal Reza allegedly committed the offence at KM6 DUKE Highway from Ulu Klang towards Jalan Duta, between 12.31 am and 12.35 am on May 2, 2015.
During the trial Friday, Siti Noor Aini was represented by counsel Omar Bakhi Ahmad.The case heard before magistrate Zilfinaz Abbas continues on March 30. - Bernama