Published on January 31st, 2022 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Driver High On Meth Kills Four After Jumping Red Light
What can be done to prevent accidents like this from happening again in the future?
Four people including three children were killed after the Toyota Vellfire they were travelling in was rammed by a Nissan Navara pickup truck believed to have jumped a red light at Jalan Lebu-Mempaga in Bentong on Friday, 28 January.
The victims were identified as Raihan Muhammad, 43, and her three children Ahda Dalili Mohd Nazri, aged 14; Ahmad Muaz, seven and Ahda Imtinan, four.
Raihan’s husband, Mohd Nazri Hamid, 44, suffered injuries to his left hand. He was driving the MPV when the accident occurred.
According to Pahang Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Supt Kamarulzaman Jusoh, the family was travelling from their house in Felda Aring 1 in Gua Musang to Kuala Lumpur to attend a wedding.
“When they arrived at the scene, the victim’s vehicle was believed to have turned right at the junction after the traffic light turned green. However, a Nissan Navara four-wheel-drive vehicle which is believed to have run the red light suddenly came and crashed head-on into the Toyota Vellfire, which caused it to spin around and hit the road divider,” he said in a statement.
As shown in these images, the impact of the collision caused serious damage to the front and left hand side of the Vellfire.
Meanwhile, the driver of the Navara, who escaped the crash with injuries to his head, was confirmed positive for methamphetamine. According to the police, drugs were recovered from the 43-year-old driver who also has previous record for drug related offences.
He is being investigated under Section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 (for possession) and Section 39C of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 (repeat offender).
The police is also investigating the case under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for causing death by reckless driving.