Van driver released on police bail after fatal accident in Johor Baru


JOHOR BARU: The van driver who was arrested after a crash that resulted in the death of a five-year-old child has been released on police bail.

Seri Alam OCPD Supt Mohd Sohaimi Ishak said the 50-year-old woman was released on Thursday (June 20) after police recorded her statement.

"The woman has been released on police bail after we recorded her statement. So far, checks have found that she has a valid licence and permit for the van.

"We have also recorded the statements of the victim’s mother," he said in a press conference at the Seri Alam police headquarters on Thursday (June 20).

He said that the preschooler was believed to have died upon reaching the Masai clinic on Wednesday (June 19) after suffering a serious head injury.

Supt Mohd Sohaimi added that the suspect had just dropped off the victim and her six-year-old brother when the fatal accident occurred.

"She saw the victim’s brother at the front gate of their house and thought that the child was following him.

"She then drove forward, not realising the child was walking past the school van. The van then crashed into the child, leading to her death," he said.

On Wednesday (June 19), it was reported that a five-year-old preschooler died after being hit by a school van in front of her family’s house along Jalan Suria in Bandar Seri Alam.

The case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

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