BUKIT MERTAJAM (Bernama): The driver of a car involved in a horrific crash with a sports utility vehicle (SUV) wept when he found out that the SUV driver, who was also his friend, was killed in the incident.
Seberang Prai Tengah district police chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said the 21-year-old driver burst into tears when told about the death of Moey Yun Peng, 20, in the 2.54am incident on Sunday (Jan 20).
Moey, a college student, was killed after his SUV plunged into the sea after being rammed by a speeding car at KM4, Penang Bridge Prai-bound.
“When his condition (while being treated for his injuries) was improving at the hospital, we informed him of what had happened to his friend, and he looked dejected and sad,” ACP Nik Ros Azhan told Bernama here on Friday (Jan 25).
The man, who worked as a hairdresser at his mother's salon, also repeatedly apologised as he felt that the accident was triggered after he lost control of his car and crashed into his friend's SUV.
“He also said that he was ready to accept any punishment from the court,” ACP Nik Ros Azhan said.
The man was arrested by police after surrendering at the district police headquarters at 2am on Wednesday (Jan 23) but was released on police bail at 6.45pm the same day after his statement was recorded.
Meanwhile, ACP Nik Ros Azhan said the investigation papers on the incident were expected to be completed by Monday (Jan 28) and was police were waiting for results of tests for drugs and alcohol.
“We believe the investigation papers can be completed in the near future before submitting them to the deputy public prosecutor for further action,” he said.
He said the accident was investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for causing death by reckless or dangerous driving. - Bernama