Police Still Looking For Motorcyclist Who Killed 58-Year-Old Woman In Viral Hit-And-Run

The elderly woman succumbed to her injuries last night.

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Suspect in hit-and-run viral video has been arrested

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According to The Star, police has arrested the motorcyclist who mowed down a 58-year-old woman in Pulau Tikus yesterday morning.

The suspect was arrested at Penang Hospital and later brought to the police station.

His identity has not been revealed yet.

7 APRIL, 10.48AM: A video has recently emerged showing a motorcyclist ramming through a 58-year-old woman as she was walking across a pedestrian crossing

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The incident happened at a traffic light junction along Jalan Burmah in Pulau Tikus, Penang around 1.20pm yesterday, 6 April.

The hit-and-run was also captured on CCTV.

In the 12-second long video, vehicles at the traffic light junction have come to a stop when the elderly woman crossed the road. Three seconds in, a motorcycle crashed into her at full speed and left her sprawled on the ground.

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The video, captured by a dash cam from one of the cars that stopped at the traffic light junction, has been widely shared on social media by various parties and can be viewed below.

WARNING: Graphic footage. Viewer discretion is advised.

Posted by Yuan Loong on Thursday, 6 April 2017

Sadly, the victim, Foo Swee Wah, has passed away at 8.45pm at Penang Hospital last night after suffering a broken leg and serious head injuries

Northeast district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mior Faridalatrash Wahid said a post-mortem will be conducted to ascertain the cause of death.

No arrests have been made yet, although police have identified the motorcycle registration number and have issued a public warning urging the perpetrator to turn himself in

"I am hereby warning the motorcyclist: Surrender yourself to the police immediately or we will hunt you down," ACP Mior Faridalathrash Wahid warned, adding that the police are tracing the perpetrator.

The case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving resulting in death, which carries a jail term of two to 10 years, a fine of up to RM20,000, and suspension of driving licence is found guilty.

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