Family of hit-and-run victim wants justice

Foo-Swee-Wah-2PETALING JAYA: A hit-and-run victim’s family wants justice for her death.

The family of Foo Swee Wah, 58, is devasted by her death after she was knocked down by a motorcyclist who ran the red light at a pedestrian crossing in Burmah Road, reported The Star.

“The motorcyclist is really inhuman. He just rode off even without his helmet,” said her youngest son, who wanted to be known only as Cheah.

“Why did he run after hitting our mother?” he asked at the wake in the Mount Erskine funeral parlour yesterday.

Cheah said doctors said his mo­ther suffered 90% bleeding in the brain, reported The Star.

The incident happened when Foo was heading to the Pulau Tikus wet market to replenish stock for her Hainanese cuisine cafe.

Foo’s funeral will be held at 2pm on Monday.

Meanwhile, George Town police chief ACP Mior Farida­lathrash Wahid said the motorcyclist was arrested at the Penang Hospital yesterday morning.

He said the suspect came in for treatment after fracturing his cheekbone and chin bone in the incident.

“We took him to the northeast district police headquarters to record his statement before he was sent back to the hospital,” Mior said in a statement.

He said the case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act for reckless driving resulting in death, which carries a jail term of between two and 10 years, a fine of up to RM20,000 and suspension of the person’s driving licence.

“I went straight to the hospital because I was injured,” the suspect told a journalist at the police station.

He said he did not stop as he was afraid he would be attacked by the public if he had stopped.