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Plus ready to cooperate in probe into motorist's death


Expressway operator Plus Malaysia Bhd is ready to extend its full cooperation to authorities investigating the death of a motorist resulting from an altercation due to a minor road accident at the Sungai Besi toll plaza yesterday evening.

In a statement issued today, Plus expressed its sadness over the incident which took place at the Kilometre 239 of the North-South Expressway near the Southville City junction.

According to police, following the collision between their respective vehicles at the toll plaza, the victim, Syed Muhammad Danial Syed Syakir, 29, and a married couple had engaged in a high-speed chase to the Southville City junction, where a fight broke out at about 1.40pm yesterday between both drivers. 

Other road-users then managed to intervene and defuse the situation.

Police said after the drivers returned to their respective vehicles, the victim, who was still upset, alighted from his car with a baseball bat.

He then swung and kept hitting the front portion of the suspects’ car.

The male suspect, in a state of panic, accelerated his vehicle causing the victim to be pinned between the car and the road divider, police added.

Syed Muhammad Danial was rushed to the Nilai Medical Centre after sustaining injuries, but died while receiving treatment.

The husband and wife, in their early 40s and late 30s respectively, have been remanded for seven days beginning from today, to assist with investigations.

Plus said it would not tolerate behaviour which was aggressive and endangered the lives of other motorists.

It also advised highway users who were involved in accidents to immediately contact the police or lodge a report at the nearest police station.

- Bernama

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