Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Cops: No warrant of arrest for ‘fatal crash’ bus driver

The Star Online - 29 January 2008

KUALA LUMPUR: The driver of the bus that was involved in a crash which killed three passengers, including medical scholar Lee Nian Ning, near Slim River on Friday was never issued with a warrant of arrest for 13 traffic offences.

“The driver never received the summonses. All the police summonses were issued on the bus.

“We will take action against the bus company which is based in Johor Baru,” Federal traffic chief Senior Asst Comm (II) Datuk Hamza Taib said.

The driver Ruslim Isa, 43, is being warded at Teluk Intan Hospital for a broken right leg.

On Friday, the double-decker bus slammed into a divider near Slim River at 5.55pm, killing Nian Ning and the others.

Nian Ning, who was on her way from Penang to visit friends here, was studying medicine at the University of New South Wales.

In Ipoh, Slim River deputy OCPD Deputy Supt Adzhar Othman said a statement would be taken from Ruslim as soon as he recovers from his injuries.

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