Witnesses of a road rage incident along the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway on Tuesday where a teenage motorcycle pillion rider was allegedly run down by a car are called to come forward to assist in police investigations.
- Motorcyclist kicked the car’s passenger side mirror
- Driver swerved in the direction of the motorcycle
- The car struck the bike, causing motorcyclist and pillion rider to fall
- Car ran over the pillion rider
In the incident, which occurred after the Sungai Besi toll plaza at about 1pm, 19-year-old Mimi Zulaika Razib fell from a motorcycle and was allegedly run down by a car driver.
Prior to that, the motorcyclist had allegedly lashed out in anger and kicked the car’s passenger side mirror after a dispute.
In retaliation, the car driver swerved his vehicle in the direction of the motorcycle. The car struck the bike, causing both riders to fall off. It is believed that the car then ran over the female pillion rider.
The 23-year-old motorcyclist was treated for his injuries while the car driver was taken into police custody.
Police recorded the statement from the driver but they said they have yet to establish the cause of the feud as they have only heard one side of the story. They would be calling up the motorcyclist to record his statement.
Police are urging witnesses to come forward to verify the statements. Witnesses can go to the City Traffic police station in Jalan HS Lee, Kuala Lumpur, to facilitate investigations.
The car driver, a 32-year-old private school teacher from Seremban, was released on police’s bail yesterday after he was interrogated.
The case is being investigated for causing death by dangerous driving.
Netizens, who took to social media to express their outrage at the senseless death of the teenage girl, called for the culprit to be charged with murder.
Some said that both the driver and motorcyclist, who were branded road bullies, were at fault and equally responsible for the death of the girl.
However, most of the angry comments were directed at the car driver who they felt should have been more matured in handling his emotions and not give vent to anger, being a teacher.