19 December 2018

Marathon runner's family, friends gather to protest reckless driving

Marathon runner's family, friends gather to protest reckless driving
KLANG: Friends and family of marathon runner Evelyn Ang gathered at the Klang court complex on Friday to hold a protest against reckless driving.

The group, including Ang's husband Dennis Loo, timed the protest to coincide with the trial of the driver who crashed in Ang and two other marathon runners during the Klang City International Marathon last December.

Ang passed away last week after being in a coma following the hit-and-run accident.

Speaking at the gathering, Loo urged the public to gather there again on March 30 when the case reconvenes.

"Lets be here, not just for my wife but everybody who walks. These are the people who want peace of mind. Drivers should be responsible," said Loo.

The hearing was postponed to March 30 after charges against 27-year-old Teoh Thiam Lim were amended following Ang's death.

He was initially charged under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless and dangerous driving.

However, he is now accused of causing death by reckless or dangerous driving under the same Act.

If found guilty, Teoh faces jail term of between two and 10 years and a fine of between RM5,000 and RM20,000.

His driving licence can also be suspended for not less than three years from the date he was charged.


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