GEORGE TOWN: Two people were killed and a third seriously injured in a collision involving two cars and three motorcycles at Jalan Thean Teik here, on Tuesday evening.
The dead have been identified as Zainuddin Ahmad, 58, and Song Lin Na, 41, while the injured is Muhammad Fais Abdul Rashid, 21. All were motorcyclists.
Northeast district police chief Assistant Commissioner Soffian Santong said an investigation revealed that the driver of a Proton Wira, in his 20s, was heading towards Farlim from Wisma Yatim, when Fais suddenly entered into his lane, causing the driver to crash into him.
He said as a result of the crash, the car skidded into the opposite lane and collided with Zainuddin and Song’s motorcycles.
He said the car also collided with another car.
“Zainuddin and Song died instantly due to severe injuries.
“As for Fais, he sustained injuries to his chest and face.
“Both the car drivers were unhurt,” he said.
Soffian said blood and urine tests conducted on the Proton Wira driver came back negative.
“We have however detained the driver and will apply for a remand order this morning,” he added.
He said a post-mortem on the two remains will be conducted today.
The case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
Several video clips of the crash have since been uploaded onto social media.