In a tragic turn of events, a 14-year-old girl’s reckless joyride in her friend’s mother’s car resulted in a fatal collision with a motorcycle, claiming the life of a 32-year-old woman and inflicting injuries upon the victim’s sister in Kuala Kedah,” as reported by the New Straits Times.
The incident unfolded at approximately 7 pm along Jalan Kuala Kedah, where Nur Shafiqah Abdullah, the victim, met a sudden demise while her elder sister, Nooraliza Abdullah, 43, sustained multiple injuries, according to Kota Setar’s acting police chief, Superintendent Syed Basri Syed Ali.
The accident took place in proximity to a fuel station, where the two sisters were riding a motorcycle from the Taman Bersatu traffic light towards Kuala Kedah.
Simultaneously, a Proton Satria, operated by the aforementioned 14-year-old girl, approached from the opposite direction. It appears that the young girl lost control of the car amidst a rainy spell, causing the vehicle to swerve into the opposing lane, resulting in a catastrophic collision with the victims’ motorcycle.
Preliminary investigations have unveiled that the root cause of this tragedy was the juvenile driver’s reckless behavior, which led to a loss of control over the vehicle, as noted by Superintendent Syed Basri Syed Ali.
In an unexpected twist, the 14-year-old driver, a school dropout with no employment, survived the accident with only minor injuries to her nose. In response to these unfortunate circumstances, Syed Basri emphasized that the authorities will take action against the car owner for allowing a minor to operate the vehicle, as their negligence in this matter cannot be overlooked.
To further shed light on the details of this case, the police are appealing to witnesses to come forward and assist with the ongoing investigation. The incident is currently under examination as per Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.