Police arrest driver of car involved in Penang Bridge accident

BUKIT MERTAJAM (Bernama) – Malaysian police have arrested the driver of a car that was involved in an accident on the Penang Bridge last Sunday that caused another vehicle to plunge into the sea, killing its driver.

Seberang Perai Tengah District Police Chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said the 21-year-old man, who was the driver of a saloon car, was arrested at the district police headquarters at about 2am yesterday when he came to surrender himself.

“The police have recorded a statement from the man, who is an employee of a hairdressing salon,” he said.

The saloon car and SUV were involved in the accident at Km 4 of the bridge on the side heading from Penang Island to the mainland at 2.54am last Sunday.

The SUV fell into the sea due to the impact of the accident, with the driver, private college student Moey Yun Peng, 20, inside. The vehicle, with Moey’s body still in the driver’s seat, was hauled up yesterday from the seabed.

Nik Ros Azhan also said the police had recorded statements from 15 people, including members of Moey’s family, his friends and eye-witnesses.