Penang Bridge crash: Hairdresser to be charged on Monday (Feb 11)

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  • Sunday, 10 Feb 2019

The SUV was hoisted out of the sea by crane two days after the accident, with the deceased still in the driver's seat.

BUKIT MERTAJAM (Bernama): The car driver who was involved in an accident with a sports utility vehicle (SUV) driven by a student that plunged into the sea at Penang Bridge will be charged at the magistrate's court here on Monday (Feb 11).

Seberang Prai Tengah district police chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said the 21-year-old man would be charged under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for causing death by reckless driving.

“The police have received instructions from the deputy public prosecutor's office to charge the man who works as a hairdresser at his mother's salon tomorrow,” he said here on Sunday (Feb 10).

Under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, the driver faces a maximum of 10 years' jail and up to a RM20,000 fine upon conviction. 

In the 2.54am incident on Jan 20, an SUV driven by Moey Yun Peng, 20, a private college student, plunged into the sea after his vehicle collided with the car at Penang Bridge.  

Effort to retrieve Moey's vehicle and body were hampered by bad weather and strong currents.

Moey's body was found strapped to the driver's seat after the vehicle was retrieved from the sea three days later. - Bernama 



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