Elderly Woman Drives 400M Away From Accident Not Knowing Victim's Body Is Still On Her Car
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Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect a more accurate account of the incident based on information provided by the victim's family member.
A motorcyclist has died after colliding into a vehicle driven by a senior citizen that was coming from the opposite direction in Kuala Selangor, Selangor
According to Kosmo, the 67-year-old woman had suddenly entered a junction on the road at Kilometre 50 on Jalan Klang-Teluk Intan.
Kuala Selangor district police chief Supt Ramli Kasa said it is believed that the man did not have time to swerve his motorcycle, causing him to crash into the car's front passenger door.
"The crash led the motorcyclist to be thrown onto the roof of the car and he died on the spot," said Ramli.
The victim's family member told SAYS that the 26-year-old worked for a warehouse company in Pulau Indah and was riding together with his older brother and a few friends. His shift started at 6pm so the group decided to go back early to get ready for work.
It was previously reported that the motorcyclist was on a leisure ride to go sightseeing in Pulau Indah when the accident happened and that he also worked as a delivery rider. However, the victim's family member clarified with SAYS that this information is not true.
The elderly woman did not stop her car after the accident and continued driving for another 400m, reported Kosmo
Police said the woman panicked after the accident and immediately drove away from the scene, unaware that she had struck and killed someone with the body still laying on the roof of her car, reported 8world.
The elderly woman only stopped when members of the public alerted her of the body above her.
Images of the incident, which have circulated online, show a grey Proton Saga with a badly dented front passenger door and the victim's body still laying down on top of the vehicle.
Further investigations revealed that the elderly driver suffers from health problems
Ramli was quoted as saying by Berita Harian that the driver has high blood pressure and diabetes.
"The woman also has kidney problems, in addition to walking with a limp," said Ramli.
However, it is unclear whether her health issues have any relevance to the case.
The case is currently being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving.
The body of the motorcyclist was taken to Tanjong Karang Hospital for autopsy. The woman is said to have also suffered minor injuries to her waist.