Woman motorcyclist killed in Ayer Itam accident worked two jobs

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  • Wednesday, 12 Feb 2020

GEORGE TOWN: The 49-year-old husband of the 41-year-old woman who was killed in an accident in Ayer Itam here on Tuesday (Feb 11) said his wife was heading to work when the incident occurred.

Lim Kok Hin said his wife Song Lin Na was riding a motorcycle to her workplace at a food court here when a car from the opposite lane crashed head-on into her.

"My wife was working two jobs a day to support the family.

"In the morning, she worked at a dim sum shop until around 2pm, while at night she worked as a beer promoter at a food court in George Town from 8pm until midnight.

"She would usually come home to rest before heading out for work again at night," he said when met at the Penang Hospital mortuary on Wednesday (Feb 12).

Lim, who works as an air conditioner service provider, said his friend came to his house on Tuesday (Feb 11) to tell him about the accident.

"He then brought me to the mortuary," he said.

Song left behind two daughters, aged 15 and 20.

Her wake is being held at the Mount Erskine funeral parlour, while her funeral is on Saturday (Feb 15).

In the accident on Tuesday (Feb 11) which occurred at around 7.30pm, Song and another motorcyclist, 59-year-old man Zainuddin Ahmad, were killed, while a third motorcyclist, aged 21, was injured in the chest and face.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Soffian Santong said the 20-year-old car driver was coming from Wisma Yatim and heading towards Bandar Baru Ayer Itam when a motorcycle entered his lane, causing him to knock into the motorcyclist.

"After knocking into the motorcyclist, the car driver went into the opposite lane, ramming into two motorcycles ridden by the two deceased victims (Song and Zainuddin) as well as a car.

"Alcohol and urine tests were conducted, and the results came back negative," he said in a statement.

ACP Soffian said the case would be investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act (APJ) 1987 for dangerous driving.

The 20-year-old driver has also been remanded for four days.

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