UPDATE: The Myvi driver has been jailed for six years.
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In a horrifying accident that happened on Saturday morning, 10 October, a 31-year-old Navy officer was killed after a speeding white Perodua Myvi t-boned his car waiting at an intersection traffic light
In the fatal accident, the Myvi driver was seen barrelling down without braking and t-boned the Navy officer's car that was waiting with another car at the intersection yesterday.
The side collision, in which the Myvi driver hit two cars — a Honda Accord and a Proton Iswara, was captured on a dashcam of another car waiting across the traffic light on Jalan Kota Tinggi in Johor Bahru
The Myvi was driven by a 23-year-old woman, who sustained minor injuries.
The impact of the collision made the Myvi do a somersault in mid-air while flipping the Honda Accord and crash landing on the Proton Iswara, according to the dashcam footage that has gone viral.
Meanwhile, the Honda Accord was driven by Mohd Rizal Buseri, who died at the scene. An officer of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN), he leaves behind a wife and three young kids.
The Proton Iswara was driven by a 78-year-old, who was injured.
The Accord was so badly damaged that it took a team of nine firemen to remove the victim's body which was trapped in the driver's seat
The team also had to use special equipment to extricate the deceased, according to Fire and Rescue Station (BBP) Larkin Operations Commander Senior Fire Officer II Nordatul Badrol Abd Rahman.
"The 31-year-old victim was trapped in the driver's side and we used special equipment to remove him. The body was then handed over to the police for further action," Nordatul Badrol said.
The Myvi driver, who tested positive for drugs, has since been arrested
According to Johor Bahru Selatan District Police chief ACP Mohd Padzli Mohd Zain, the female suspect tested positive for drugs and has been detained to assist with the investigation.
He said that she will be investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving resulting in death, and Section 15(1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the Myvi driver has no driving licence and vehicle's road tax had expired, according to a Harian Metro report earlier today, 11 October.
The claim about the Myvi driver with no licence and expired road tax was also stated by Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay, who said that the female suspect committed several offences.
Meanwhile, the body of Mohd Rizal was buried yesterday afternoon, 10 October, where his fellow officers gave him a Navy send-off