KAJANG: A minor fender bender turned into a car chase and ultimately led to a fatal road rage incident along the PLUS Highway near Bandar Baru Bangi here.
Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat said investigations revealed the 29-year-old victim had initially rear-ended the car driven by the 40-year-old suspect just after the Sungai Besi toll plaza at around 1.40pm Saturday (Aug 10).
"Following the incident, the suspect and victim were involved in a car chase until they reached the Bandar Baru Bangi exit.
"A scuffle ensued between the two and witnesses at the scene attempted to calm them down and both parties went back to their vehicles.
"The victim, however, was still unhappy and got out of his car with a baseball bat and smashed the front of the suspect's car, " he said when contacted on Sunday (Aug 11).
SAC Fadzil added that the suspect's car then lurched forward and hit the victim.
"The victim was pinned between the car and the road divider.
"He was subsequently rushed to the Nilai Medical Centre but died while receiving treatment, " he said, adding that the suspect and his 36-year-old wife who was also at the scene during the time of the incident have been remanded to assist investigations.
SAC Fadzil refuted claims that there was any racial element in the case.
"Our investigations revealed that the motive for the case was based on the accident.
"The viral messages claiming there are racial issues involved are fake, " he said.
He added that they have obtained a seven day remand order on the two suspects.
It was reported yesterday that a fight following a road accident inadvertently led to the death of the victim, and the police have classified the case as murder.
Those with any information regarding the incident, including any videographic evidence, are urged to contact the investigating officer Asst Supt Siti Sarah Aisyah Saad at 016-406 4202, or the nearest police station.