Penang Man Avoiding Accident Swerves Into Opposite Lane And Kills 2 People Instead

The driver tested negative for alcohol and is currently under police custody.

Cover image via Penang Kini/Facebook

Two people were killed and one person was severely injured in Penang after a man driving against traffic crashed into a total of four vehicles

Astro Awani reported that the incident took place at Jalan Thean Teik, George Town on Tuesday, 11 February.

The deceased have been identified as 58-year-old Zainuddin Ahmad and 41-year-old Song Lin Na. They both died on the spot.

Meanwhile, a severely injured Muhammad Fais Abdul Rashid, 21, was rushed to the hospital but is currently in stable condition.

The 20-year-old Proton Wira driver was allegedly trying to avoid a motorcycle who suddenly entered into his lane.

He then swerved into the wrong lane and crashed into three other vehicles.

Image via Penang Kini

According to New Straits Times, investigations found that the injured Muhammad Fais was the one riding the motorcycle that suddenly entered the driver's lane.

Northeast district police chief Assistant Commissioner Soffian Santong said that in an effort to avoid crashing into Fais, the man skidded into the opposite lane and collided with a car and two other motorcycles.

The driver tested negative for alcohol and is currently under police custody

Blood and urine tests came back negative, confirming that the driver was not driving under the influence of alcohol or any banned substances. 

Penang Kini reported that he also does not have any other criminal records except for a previous traffic offence.

The case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

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