Man Who Hit Klang Marathon Runners Pleads Not Guilty to Reckless Driving

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One of the victims, Evelyn Ang has undergone four surgeries and is still not conscious. 

A man who crashed his car into three marathon runners has pleaded not guilty to a charge of reckless and dangerous driving.

The accused Teoh Thiam Lim, 27, claimed trial to the charge at the Klang magistrate’s court today.

He was charged with having committed the offence under Section 41(1) Road Transport Act 1987 in a Proton Iswara car at 4.30am on December 10 last year at Mile 2, Jalan Kapar.

If convicted, Teoh, a mechanic, faces a jail term of up to five years and a fine of up to RM15,000.

Magistrate Roslizi Sulaiman allowed bail of RM5,500 with one surety and fixed March 9 for mention of the case.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Amira Abd Aziz prosecuted the case while Teoh was not represented by a lawyer.

On Dec 10, three participants at the Klang City International Marathon 2017 were injured when they were hit by a car.

Pacer Evelyn Ang was hit from behind and suffered a cranial fracture and bleeding in the brain, which has left her unconscious.

The other two victims sustained minor injuries.

Last month, Ang’s husband Dennis Loo told the Malay Mail that she has undergone four surgeries since the accident and is now in stable condition, but is still being closely monitored at the hospital.

“She is no longer in an induced coma but has not regained consciousness either. She is off the respirator and her general condition is now stable but she is still not conscious yet. She is out of ICU but is she being monitored vigilantly,” he was quoted as saying then.

Jan 13, Husband of Runner Still Waiting for Justice, Supporters Run in Evelyn’s Stead

Jan 3, Fourth Surgery for Marathon Pacer

Dec 12, Klang Marathon Said to Be Unlicensed, Illegal