A CIMB employee has passed away after she was involved in an accident with an alleged drunk driver on the Kesas Highway last Saturday, 16 November
The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Nurul Liana Atira Zolkepli, who worked at the CIMB Bank branch in Meru, Klang, reported Berita Harian.
According to the victim's younger brother, Mohd Syafiq Farhan, Liana was heading back to her home in Telok Panglima Garang at 2am that night, after attending a course in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).
Syafiq said that the Nissan Almera driver who collided with his sister's car fled the scene after the accident
"We were told that in the accident, my sister's Honda Jazz was hit by a car until she was stuck and suffered severe injuries to the head," Syafiq told Harian Metro.
"We also learned that the driver was drunk driving and fled immediately after the incident."
Liana was pronounced dead after she was rushed to Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (HTAR), Klang.
Liana's brother added that her sudden death came shortly after her 28th birthday
Syafiq said his sister just celebrated her birthday last Tuesday, 12 November, with her colleagues.
Klang South police chief ACP Shamsul Amar Ramli said the police managed to locate the Almera driver 24 hours after the incident
The driver has been identified as a 26-year-old who works as a beautician.
The suspect is currently receiving treatment at Hospital Columbia for a fractured left shoulder, Berita Harian reported.
"After the incident, the second victim went to the hospital," said Shamsul.
"As to whether she will be charged under the influence of intoxication, it is uncertain because the police cannot detect (alcohol content) after 24 hours."
The case is currently being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for causing death by reckless driving.
If convicted, the suspect could face up to ten years' imprisonment and a fine between RM5,000 and RM20,000.
The news of Liana’s death went viral on Twitter, with one tweet receiving over 6,100 retweets in just a day
"I'm tired of seeing people die because of this drunk driving. You should know you can't drive when you are drunk, stupid!" a netizen chastised.
Another netizen tagged Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad in a tweet saying, "Please, Dr Dzulkefly. Please ban this like how you banned smoking (in restaurants)."
"This is a serious public issue."