Cops remand driver in express bus crash
Police have remanded the bus driver that was involved in an accident claiming the lives of six people. -The Star/ANN
PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA: Police have remanded the driver of the bus that was involved in an accident that claimed the lives of six people on the North-South Expressway.
Selangor traffic chief Supt Supt Che Hussein Che Omar said police obtained a four-day remand yesterday from the Gombak magistrate's court.
He said the bus driver was being investigated under Section 41 of the Road Transport Act for reckless driving leading to death.
"We have completed the investigation paper and expect to hand it over to the Deputy Public Prosecutors's office tomorrow (today) for further action," he said.
Supt Che Hussein added that the driver, Fauzi Mohammed, 33, from Kangar, was also subjected to a urine and blood test to determine if he was drunk or under the influence of drugs while driving, and police were waiting for the test results.
On Monday, the AB Express bus with 34 passengers was travelling south to Kuala Lumpur from Alor Setar when the driver lost control of the vehicle before skidding and crashing into the guardrail, causing the metal railing to break off and spear the lower deck of the bus.
The bus was sent for a Puspakom inspection yesterday and another test is expected to be conducted by the police chemistry lab.
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