Lorry driver in Putrajaya fatal accident to be charged on Sept 25

PUTRAJAYA: The lorry driver involved in a fatal accident here that claimed the lives of two motorcyclists is expected to be charged on Monday (Sept 25).

Putrajaya OCPD Asst Comm A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz said the investigation papers were referred to the deputy public prosecutor and has been instructed to charge the driver with causing death by reckless or dangerous driving under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act on Monday.

"As such we have obtained another two-day remand order on the lorry driver and will produce him in court on Monday," he said when contacted on Saturday (Sept 23).

The driver of the trailer that ploughed into more than a dozen vehicles at KM5.7 Jalan Persiaran Utara heading towards Puchong on Sept 20 has been remanded for four days starting Thursday (Sept 21).

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The remand order against the 29-year-old man was issued by Magistrate Irza Zulaikha Rohanuddin at the Putrajaya Magistrate’s Court after allowing an application by the police.

In the 10.15am incident that involved 14 vehicles, including a police outrider motorcycle, the trailer crashed into several vehicles that were stopped and killed two people on the spot.

The two victims were identified as Faris Haziq Abu Bakar, 25, a Pos Malaysia staff member and Yuswar Mohd Uyus, 39, who worked in the Ampang Court.

The trailer driver tested negative for drugs and has no records of traffic offences.

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