KUALA LUMPUR – A witness told the Traffic Court here Thursday that she saw a yellow and white Myvi cars grazed the right and left side of a Pajero travelling ahead of her in the tragic accident on the Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE) which killed three family members last year.
Insurance executive Rosmaliza Mazalan, 42, said she saw the contact between the right-side of the Pajero and the yellow Myvi before the Pajero skidded to the left and was hit by the white Myvi.
“The Pajero spun several times before coming to a halt in the middle of the road,” she said during examination-in-chief by deputy public prosecutor Suhaimi Ibrahim.
She was testifying in the trial of the two MYvi drivers, Mohammad Fizal Reza Jamauddin, 31, and Siti Noor Aini Mohd Said, 36, who are charged with reckless driving which caused the death of the three family members at KM6.2 DUKE Expressway from Ulu Klang heading to Jalan Duta, between 12.31 am and 12.35 am on May 2 last year.
Those killed in the crash were Fairuz Nizam Husain, 35, his wife Nova Safitri Azhari, 27, and their six-month-old baby Nur Firuza Annisa.
Rosmaliza, who is the ninth prosecution witness, was among the first individuals to arrive at the scene of the crash.
The woman told the court that she was at the wheel of her car to return home to Selayang Height and was trailing behind a black Mitsubishi Pajero in the centre lane on the expressway.
As they were approaching a bend, she said, she saw, from the rear mirror, the headlights of several vehicles criss-crossing left and right, and a white Myvi car was trailing behind her car.
“When the Myvi car came close to mine, I decided to give way and wanted to take the left lane, but the Myvi car also wanted to go to the left. So, I remained on the centre lane and then saw a yellow Myvi car overtook my car on the right lane,” she added.
Soon after, Rosmaliza said she saw the yellow Myvi car losing control on the right lane and then hit the right side of the Pajero, which was ahead of her car on the centre lane.
Following which, Rosmaliza said she slowed down her car and then pulled to a stop and got down from the vehicle after hearing someone saying that there was a baby in the middle of the road.
At that time too, she said, she saw a white Myvi car stopped on the left lane, but did not see the yellow Myvi.
Rosmaliza said she approached the baby and found the child motionless, but left when other passers-by moved the baby to the side of the road and contacted the ambulance and the police.
Questioned by Suhaimi whether she could identify the driver of the white Myvi, Rosmaliza said she could.
“The reason is I almost wanted to punch the driver (at the scene), one, because of the baby (Nur Firuza Annisa) and second, because the driver denied crashing into the Pajero,” she said.
Rosmaliza said the driver of the white Myvi was driving at high-speed.
The hearing before Magistrate Zilfinaz Abbas continues tomorrow. – BERNAMA