Published on October 2nd, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin0
18-Year-Old Girl Dies After Car Crashes Into Backhoe
A tragic waste of a young life, which could have been avoided
Reckless driving is a common cause of accidents that often leads to injuries or worse, deaths of occupants and pedestrians. To our readers, let us remind you once again to think twice before you do anything stupid behind the wheel because all it takes is a slight error of judgement for something deadly like this to happen.
In Port Klang, a teenage girl was killed when a car she was travelling in ploughed into a backhoe that was going the opposite direction. The fatal accident occured on Jalan Telok Gong near Masjid Jamek yesterday (1 October 2021).
The yellow Perodua Myvi was driven by a 19-year-old teenager, who was believed to have been driving dangerously before he lost control of the car. As a result, 18-year-old Nurshaniza Alaudin, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, was killed on the spot, while the driver and another passenger, aged 15, escaped with minor injuries.
Selangor Fire and Rescue Department director Norazam Khamis said they received a distress call at 12.21 noon before firefighters from the Port Klang Fire and Rescue station rushed to the scene. However, the body and the two victims were pulled out of the wrecked car by members of the public before the rescuers arrived.
The body was sent to Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah for post mortem while the two victims was also sent to the same hospital for medical treatment.
Meanwhile, South Klang OCPD Asst Comm Shamsul Amar Ramli said early investigations found that the driver of the Myvi did not have a valid driver’s licence.
He added that the case was being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, involving the offence of causing death by reckless or dangerous driving. After last year’s amendment, offenders now face stricter punishments, namely a fine of between RM20,000 and RM50,000 and a jail term of between five to 10 years.