Myvi Driver Who Caused The Death Of Navy Officer Has Now Been Jailed For 6 Years
She pleaded guilty to reckless driving.
A 23-year-old woman in Johor Bahru has been sentenced to six years in jail after she pleaded guilty to reckless driving that caused the death of a 31-year-old officer of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) last week
In the accident that happened on Saturday morning, 10 October, the Navy officer was killed after the woman's speeding white Perodua Myvi T-boned his car waiting at an intersection traffic light.
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 the fatal accident, the Myvi driver 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.
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 Myvi driver has also been fined RM8,000
Magistrate Suhaila Shafi'uddin also ordered the Myvi driver, identified as Nur Fatin Nazrah Suhaimi, to be jailed for another six months if she failed to pay the fine.
She has been disqualified from holding and renewing her driving licence for five years.
It was reported that the woman tested positive for drugs
According to Johor Bahru Selatan District Police chief ACP Mohd Padzli Mohd Zain, the female suspect tested positive for drugs and was 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 on Sunday, 11 October.
The claim was backed up by Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay, who said that the female suspect committed several offences.
Nur Fatin was also ordered to pay a fine of RM2,800 for three other offences, namely driving without a licence, road tax, and insurance
If she fails to pay the fine, she will have to serve additional prison terms of six, four, and three months, respectively, according to a report in Harian Metro.
Prior to the sentencing, Nur Fatin was seen being wheeled in on a wheelchair by members of the traffic police into the Magistrate's Court at about 8.40am, 15 October.