The police of Perak have successfully tracked down a viral video which depicted a hit-and-run accident confirmed to have occurred at Jalan Ampang leading towards Tambun (in front of the Tambun police station) at around 9am yesterday (October 9).
According to the state police chief, Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid, the accident involved a food delivery rider aged 34 and a Mazda car driver aged 48.
“Preliminary investigation found that it happened due to the car driver suddenly shifting from the right to left lane, which subsequently hit a motorcycle next to it and caused the rider to fall and sustain injuries on his knee and elbow.
“The driver fled right after the accident. However, she presented herself to the Ipoh District Police Headquarters (IPD) at around 2.56pm later during the day to lodge a report regarding the accident.
He explained in a statement dated today (October 10).
Mior added that investigation is ongoing under Section 43(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for careless and inconsiderate driving.
“If convicted for the first time, the driver will be subject to punishment carrying a fine of up to RM10,000 and imprisonment of up to 12 months.
“On a second or subsequent conviction, any person will be subject to a fine of up to RM15,000 and imprisonment of up to 12 months, as well as being disqualified from holding a driving licence,” he mentioned.
“As such, with the forecasted increase of traffic volume following relaxation of movement control SOPs under Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP), the police would like to advise the public to be more careful on the road while driving,” Mior stressed.