Remand for lorry driver in accident that killed Singaporean family


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 04 Jan 2018

PORT DICKSON: Police have obtained a four-day remand order against the 54-year-old lorry driver who allegedly caused the deaths of four members of a Singaporean family in a road accident here on Wednesday (Jan 3).

The order was signed by magistrate Siti Khairiah Abd Razak on Thursday.

The suspect, clad in standard lockup attire, was brought to court at 8.35am on Thursday.

The Singaporean family were believed to have arrived here for a holiday when a lorry driven by the suspect ploughed into their MPV at the Lukut-Sepang T-junction.

They were identified as Rosli Samad, 53, and Maimunah Sapari, 50, and their children Nor Amalina, 20, and Dayana Sarah, 17.

Maimunah and the children died on the spot in the 3pm, Jan 3 accident.

Rosli died while being rushed to hospital.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that the victims had stopped at the T-junction when the out-of-control lorry crashed into them.

The MPV was crushed by the impact of the collision.

The occupants of three other vehicles escaped serious injury.

The suspect gave himself up at the district police station.

Port Dickson OCPD Supt Zainuddin Ahmad said the suspect was not under the influence of alcohol at the time of accident.

“A urine test conducted on the suspect to check for substance abuse also came back negative,” he added.

The case is being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

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