Driver who Rammed Disabled Person Charged

The driver who rammed into a disabled person riding a motorcycle until the latter was thrown in the air, before he died in a ditch near Parit Sulong last February was charged in the Magistrate’s Court here today.

The accused, Lim Guan Yan, 24, who works as a shop assistant, was charged under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, however pleaded not guilty as soon as the charges were read before Magistrate Suhaila Shafi’uddin.

According to the charge, he was charged with driving the car recklessly to cause the death of Mohd. Riduan Abdullah, 58, at Batu 21, Jalan Muar-Parit Sulong.

The incident happened at 7 am, 27 February last and was recorded through a road user’s dash cam causing it to go viral on social media.

The accident happened when the accused was driving a car from the direction of Muar towards Parit Sulong trying to cut off the vehicle in front of him. However, the car failed to cut and collided with the motorcycle ridden by the victim. The victim then soared to a height of about five meters before falling into a ditch and died at the scene.

The court allowed the accused to be bailed at RM3,000 with one surety and ordered the accused to report to the Muar District Police Headquarters (IPD) every month until the case is resolved.

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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