Motorcyclist in Penang hit-and-run pleads not guilty

  • Nation
  • Monday, 10 Apr 2017

GEORGE TOWN: The man involved in the hit-and-run that caused the death of a 58-year-old woman has claimed trial at a magistrate's court here.

Nazri Che Lah (pic), 44, who works as a ship crewman, was charged with recklessly riding a motorcycle and causing the death of Foo Swee Wah.

Foo was killed when she was hit by the accused's motorcycle at a pedestrian crossing in Burma Road, near the Pulau Tikus police station on Thursday, April 6.

She sustained severe head injuries and a broken leg in the 10.30am incident and died later that day.

Foo was killed when she was hit by the accused's motorcycle at a pedestrian crossing in Burma Road. 

Nazri pleaded not guilty to the offence under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving resulting in death.

DPP Nurul Fatin Hussin asked the court to grant a RM15,000 bail and for Nazri's licence to be suspended.

Nazri, who was unrepresented, pleaded for a lower bail amount, saying he needs to support his wife who is jobless.

He also said he has no children and earns RM1,500 monthly.

Magistrate Mohamad Amin Shahul Hamid set bail at RM10,000 with one surety and suspended the accused's licence pending the completion of the trial.

He also fixed May 29 for mention.  

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