KAJANG: A fender bender that turned into a car chase and ultimately led to a fight where one of two motorists involved was killed in a road rage at Plus Highway near Bandar Baru Bangi here.
Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat said they arrested a couple involved in the road rage which has been classified as a murder case.
Police investigations revealed that a 29-year-old man had initially knocked into a car driven by a 40-year-old just after the Sungai Besi toll plaza.
“Following the incident, the two drivers were involved in a car chase. A scuffle ensued between them at the Bandar Baru Bangi interchange. Witnesses at the scene broke up the fight and the two drivers returned to their vehicles respectively, ” he said.
But shortly after, the 29-year-old man got out of his vehicle with a baseball bat and smashed the other car’s bonnet, he said in a statement.
Then, the older driver lurched his vehicle forward and hit the victim.
“The man 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 they also arrested the suspect’s 36-year-old wife. Both have been remanded for seven days.
SAC Fadzil refuted claims the case was connected to any racial element.“Our investigations revealed the motive for the case was based on the accident. The viral messages claiming it was a racial issue is fake, ” he said.
Those with any information on the incident, including any videographic evidence, are urged to contact investigating officer Asst Supt Siti Sarah Aisyah Saad at 016-406 4202 or the nearest police station.
Meanwhile, Plus Malaysia Berhad, in a statement, said they do not condone any life-threatening behaviour that jeopardises the safety of highway users.
“Any highway user who is involved in a traffic incident is advised to make a report immediately at the nearest police station.”
Plus added they would also cooperate with the police in the investigation into the road rage.