KUALA LUMPUR: The mother of 32-year-old despatch rider Mak Chee Onn is urging witnesses of a hit-and-run accident along the Sungai Besi Expressway on Oct 12 to come forward and help with the police investigation.
Speaking at a press conference organised by MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong on Wednesday (Oct 30), 58-year-old single mother Chiang Wai Ling said that the number on the car's licence plate and the driver's identity are still unknown.
Chiang said that a Malay motorcyclist who witnessed the incident wanted to chase the perpetrator but turned back to attend to Mak as he appeared seriously wounded, adding that this gave the culprit time to get away.
“I really want to thank the Malay man who wanted to catch the culprit, but decided to help my son instead as he saw he was bleeding a lot," she added.
She added that a Chinese woman had called Chiang at about 2.17pm that day to inform her that Mak had been in an accident.
“My son is now in the hospital, unable to move. His head is bleeding and secreting smelly pus. He can’t work now, and I need to take care of him," said Chiang.
Chiang said that Mak was delivering car spare parts from his house at Seri Kembangan to his workplace in Kuala Lumpur when he was hit at a slip road by a silver Perodua Viva.
Meanwhile, Chong urged the driver of the car to come forward as it is unlikely that the person was unaware of the accident
“He can’t say he didn’t know there was an accident because there was an obvious ‘bang’ there, and many people came out of their vehicles to help," said Chong
“It happened in broad daylight, ” added Chong, who said that coming forward would have helped Mak by allowing him to claim insurance for the accident.
Chong said that anyone who witnessed the accident could call his department at 03-2203 3888.
“We will do the necessary and help Mak make his insurance claim, ” he said.
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