Four Seriously Injured as Man Chases After Ex-Wife’s Car

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Couple dispute ends in three-vehicle crash.

  • Man chased his ex-wife, who had their 5-year-old child in the car, through town
  • At traffic lights junction, man got out of his car and stomped her car
  • She sped off when light turned green, he resumed chase
  • Tried ramming his car into her car
  • She tried to avoid his car, lost control and crashed
  • He also lost control of his car, rammed into another car

Updated: The son of the couple is unconscious and fighting for his life after he was critically wounded in the crash where his father was pursuing his mother. The boy sustained serious head injuries and suffered three broken right ribs which also injured his right lung, as well as sustained cuts on his face, right wrist, hands and legs.

Four people were seriously injured after a man driving a Perodua Myvi gave chase to his ex-wife’s car over a dispute on child custody in Jalan Anak Bukit, Alor Setar, yesterday.

Kota Setar district deputy police chief Supt Yazri Ismail said in the 2pm incident, Jafrul Nizam Jaafar, 38, was believed to have chased another Perodua Myvi driven by his 37-year-old ex-wife Marziana Mahadzir, who was accompanied by their five-year-old son.

“He had allegedly grazed the woman’s car, causing it to skid and crashed into a tree,” he said in a statement.

Yazri said the impact also resulted in the man’s vehicle ramming into a Proton Saga car driven by a 36-year-old soldier, Faizal Baharom, causing it to overturn and crash into the fence of the Malaysian Meteorological Department’s housing quarters.

“All of those involved sustained serious injuries and were rushed to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital,” he said, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 43 of the Road Transport Act 1987.