The female driver of the Perodua Myvi that killed a navy officer in a car crash at the traffic light of KM4 Jalan Johor Baru-Kota Tinggi on Oct 10 was charged in the Johor Bahru Magistrate’s Court yesterday (Oct 15).
The 23-year-old tested positive for methamphetamine, lacked a driver’s licence and the vehicle’s road tax had expired.
According to The Star, she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 6 years and 7 months in prison and fined RM11,300 for driving under the influence of drugs and causing the death of Mohd Rizal Suberi, 31-year-old.
In her plea, said she was sorry for what she had done and had asked for forgiveness from the family of the victim.
However, the wife of the victim told Harian Metro, ” Me and the 3 kids are sorrowing over death of my husband and their father.”
“I can’t tell you now whether to forgive her or not, because for now i don’t know how to say the word Forgive.”
“My 5-year-old boy watched the video of the car crash and repeatedly asking me ” why she crashed into ayah’s car? why she killed ayah?” It’s heartbreaking. Thus when you ( Harian Metro reporter) told me she asked for forgiveness. To be honest, it’s hard for us to accept.”
Our prayers and thoughts are with the family of Mohd Rizal Suberi.