On the night of October 17, a woman was hit by a car and dragged along a road in Cyberjaya.
The victim, Wan Amirah Wan Alias worked as an assistant manager with Unifi and had just turned 31 years old two weeks ago.
According to The Star, Wan Amirah was captured on CCTV walking across the street in Shaftsbury Square when a reckless driver came out of nowhere and hit her. She was then dragged a few metres before she was ultimately run over by the car.
A witness, who only wanted to be known as Redha, said he was with his wife and baby at a nearby restaurant having dinner when the incident occurred at 7.35pm on Wednesday.
He said he heard a screeching sound that followed with a first bang (as seen on the left of the video footage frame), followed by a second bang. Redha said the woman (Wan Amirah) ‘managed to avoid the second bang, but the car didn’t stop. It swerved and went straight into her’.
Redha was the one who called the ambulance while 20 – 30 people went to Wan Amirah. The ambulance arrived about 10 minutes later.
Reports revealed that she fell into a coma and passed away at Hospital Putrajaya early yesterday (October 18) morning.
The 11-second heart-stopping video has sparked outrage among several residents, with some claiming that many drivers do not obey traffic rules in Cyberjaya.
Today, October 19, three Middle-Eastern men and a Malaysian woman have been arrested in connection with the hit-and-run incident.
According to Sepang OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Aziz Ali, the police first arrested a 22-year-old Yemeni man at about midnight at Persiaran Putra Permai Selesa, Pusat Bandar Putra Permai in Seri Kembangan.
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He told The Star,
“We also arrested two Libyan men aged 24 and 20, and a 32-year-old woman from Sabah at Verdi Residence, Symphony Hills in Cyberjaya.
“The silver Hyundai (numbered BHS7999) involved in the hit-and-run was also seized during the arrest.”
All four detained are students of an international university in Cyberjaya.
“One of the men arrested admitted to driving the silver Hyundai during the accident.”
The case is classified under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for causing death by reckless or dangerous driving.
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We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Wan Amirah, our thoughts and prayers go out to you, stay strong and may her soul rest in peace.