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