Woman Struck by Motorbike Running Red Light at Pedestrian Crossing

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A video of a woman mowed down by a motorcycle at a pedestrian crossing next to a school in Bayan Lepas, Penang, has gone viral on social media.

In the 30-second clip, the woman who was dressed in white, was crossing the road when she was hit by a motorcyclist who had run a red light at a pedestrian crossing that appears to be on Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah next to SJK (C) Kwang Hwa.

The motorcyclist braked but failed to avoid the woman.

The impact saw the victim being flung a few metres and hitting the ground face down, with the motorcyclist stopping for a brief moment before speeding off.

 The victim, who appeared to be in a daze, managed to pick herself up, dusted herself off and continued across the road.

Motorists on the road also appeared to have ignored the pedestrian crossing, despite the ‘green man’ on the signal lights being clearly visible.

No one came to the victim’s aid either.

In the 6.50pm hit-and-run accident on Sept 25, the woman suffered bruises and lost two teeth.

The woman, a 42-year-old accountant who declined to be named, lodged a police report on the same day.

This is the second time such an accident on a pedestrian crossing has happened in Penang.

On April 6, Foo Swee Wah, 58, was killed at a pedestrian crossing in Pulau Tikus when a motorcyclist hit her. The suspect, Nazri Che Lah, 44, was charged on April 10 with recklessly riding a motorcycle, resulting in Foo’s death.

The offence under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 carries a jail term of between two and 10 years, a maximum fine of RM20,000 and suspension of the person’s driving licence.


Related report: Apr 10, Motorcyclist in Penang Hit-and-Run Claims Trial