A recent video that is trending around social media involves a car accident that has left Malaysians in shock.
In the video, a white Myvi is seen crashing horrendously into a white Honda at an intersection, resulting in the Honda landing upside down while the Myvi flipped mid-air due to the huge impact.
Recorded by another car’s dashcam, the incident happened when the two cars that got hit – the white Honda and a Proton Iswara were waiting at a traffic light in Jalan Kota Tinggi, Johor Bahru.
The driver of the Myvi was speeding on a mild downhill slope after a rainy day before losing control of her car and crashing into the two vehicles; the 23-year-old then came out with injuries to her head and neck.
Unfortunately for the driver of the white Accord, who was a 31-year-old officer of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN), he was killed instantly upon impact and leaves behind his wife and 3 young kids.
It took a team of nine to remove the driver’s body from the driver’s seat as the Honda was damaged so badly.
The team also had to use special equipment to extricate the deceased, according to Fire and Rescue Station (BBP) Larkin Operations Commander Senior Fire Officer II Nordatul Badrol Abd Rahman.
“The 31-year-old victim was trapped in the driver’s side and we used special equipment to remove him. The body was then handed over to the police for further action,” Nordatul Badrol said.
Further investigations into the accident revealed that the driver of the white Myvi did not have a valid driver’s license and had an expired road tax; to make the matter that much worrying, she also tested positive for drugs. The case will be investigated under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
According to the Johor Bahru Selatan District Police Chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Padzli, the driver was under the influence of drugs during the incident and will also be investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
The third victim, which is the driver of the Proton Iswara managed to escape with only mild injuries.