Salesgirl claims trial over reckless driving that killed eight in Johor Baru

Mar 28, 2017
Sam Ke Ting, 22, at Johor Baru courthouse … photo NST.

A salesgirl pleaded not guilty and claimed trial at the Johor Baru Magistrate’s Court today to a charge of dangerous and reckless driving, which allegedly led to the death of eight teenage cyclists on February 18.

Sam Ke Ting, 22, was charged to have “drove in a reckless and dangerous manner that led to the death of the eight cyclists” at Jalan Lingkaran Dalam, Johor Baru at about 3.20am.

The charge read to her in Mandarin by a court translator before Magistrate Salina Omar, is under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

Johor deputy public prosecutor Roslan Mat Noor prosecuted while Sam was represented by lawyers Faizal Mokhtar and Bustaman Menon.

Salina set bail at RM10,000 with one surety and ordered for Sam’s passport and driving licence to be handed over to the court.

She fixed April 13 for case management.

On February 18, eight teen cyclists were killed when a car allegedly drove by the accused ploughed into a group of 30 to 40 youngsters, who were mostly riding modified bicycles commonly known as mosquito bikes.

Eight other cyclists were hospitalised after the incident.