Penang Bridge Driver Says He Is Sorry And Ready To Accept Punishment For Friend's Death

He faces a possible two to 10-year jail sentence and a fine of between RM5,000 and RM20,000.

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The surviving driver in the Penang Bridge crash on 20 January wept when he was informed that his friend, the driver of the SUV that plunged into the sea, was killed in the accident

Family and friends of accident victim Moey Yun Peng paying their last respects at the Berapit Chinese cemetery in Penang.

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Seberang Prai Tengah district police chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said that the 21-year-old Toyota Vios driver burst into tears when he was told about the death of Moey Yun Peng in the tragic incident on Sunday, The Star reported.

Police informed the man about the death of 20-year-old Moey while he was being treated for his injuries

"When his condition was improving at the hospital, we informed him of what had happened to his friend, and he looked dejected and sad," ACP Nik Ros Azhan told Bernama on Friday, 25 January.

He also apologised repeatedly as the accident was triggered after he lost control of his car.

The driver, who was arrested after surrendering at the district police headquarters on 23 January, said that he was "ready to accept any punishment from the court"

He was released on police bail at 6.45pm on the same day.

The man faces a possible two to 10-year jail sentence and a fine of between RM5,000 and RM20,000 if found guilty under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for causing death by reckless or dangerous driving.

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According to ACP Nik Ros Azhan, the investigation papers on the incident were expected to be completed by Monday, 28 January, as police were waiting for the results of the drugs and alcohol tests.

Moey's vehicle was located at 6pm with his lifeless body still strapped to the seat. Read more about the tragedy here:

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