Woman in fatal accident gets five-year jail, RM20,000 fine

KOTA KINABALU: A woman involved in a fatal accident that led to the death of a child has been sentenced to five years in jail and fined RM20,000.

Magistrate Don Stiwin Malanjum meted out the sentence against Noorinah Damsi at the Magistrate’s Court in Tawau on Tuesday (Dec 5).

The 39-year-old accused was found guilty of dangerous driving to the extent of causing the death of Nurisha Hisyam, 11, under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

She also received a one-month jail term for driving without a licence when the accident occurred, under Section 26(1) of the same Act.

The court also ordered for the accused not to be eligible to have a driving licence for five years and that the woman would be jailed another year if she failed to settle the fine.

According to the facts of the case, Noorinah had committed the offence at a junction at the Industrial Sungai Buaya Batu 3 at about 6.55pm on Feb 23 last year.

Prosecuting officer Supt Joan Lee appeared for the prosecution while the accused was not represented.

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