Road rage on PLUS highway leaves man dead, couple detained by police

KUALA LUMPUR, 11 Aug 2019:

Expressway operator PLUS Malaysia Bhd is ready to extend its full cooperation to authorities investigating the death of a motorist resulting from an altercation – due to a minor road accident at the Sungai Besi toll plaza yesterday evening.

In a statement today, PLUS expressed its sadness over the incident which took place at the KM239 of the North-South Expressway near the Southville City junction.

According to police, following the collision between their respective vehicles at the toll plaza, the victim Syed Muhammad Danial Syed Syakir, 29, and a married couple had engaged in a high-speed chase to the Southville City junction – where a fight broke out at about 1.40pm yesterday between both the drivers, but other road-users then managed to intervene and diffuse the situation.

Police said after the drivers returned to their respective vehicles, the victim – who was still upset – alighted from his car with a baseball bat.

He then swung and kept hitting the front portion of the suspect’s car.

The male suspect, in a state of panic, accelerated his vehicle – causing the victim to be pinned between the car and the road divider, police added.

Syed Muhammad Danial was rushed to the Nilai Medical Centre after sustaining injuries but he died while receiving treatment.

The husband and wife, in their early 40s and late 30s respectively, have been remanded for seven days beginning from today to assist with investigations.

PLUS said it would not tolerate behaviour which was aggressive and endangered the lives of other motorists.

It also advised highway users who were involved in accidents to immediately contact the police or lodge a report at the nearest police station.

– Bernama