Mechanic jailed for causing marathon runner’s death

Mechanic Teoh Thiam Lim was found guilty of causing the death of marathon runner Evelyn Ang by reckless driving. (Bernama pic)

KLANG: A mechanic was today sentenced to four years’ jail after he was found guilty of causing the death of a Klang City International Marathon participant in 2017 by reckless driving.

Teoh Thiam Lim, 30, was also fined RM7,000 in default seven months’ imprisonment for knocking down Evelyn Ang Gek Suan, 45, at Batu 2, Jalan Kapar here at about 4.30am on Dec 10, 2017.

He was also disqualified from holding a driving licence for three years and will have the conviction recorded on the driving licence.

Magistrate Roslizi Sulaiman, in finding Teoh guilty, said the defence had failed to raise any reasonable doubt in the prosecution’s case.

Ang held on to life for about three months before succumbing to her injuries at Sungai Buloh Hospital on March 1, 2018.

Teoh settled the fine.

Earlier, his counsel Ravi Nekoo applied for a stay of the jail sentence pending an appeal but the magistrate rejected the application, saying there was no special circumstance to warrant it.

Ermadieyani Ismadi was the prosecuting officer.