Exactly on this day three years ago, a couple and their six-month-old child were killed in an accident at the Duta-Ulu Klang Highway (DUKE), which was caused by two Perodua Myvis that were driving recklessly.
What happened was that one of the speeding Myvis collided with a Pajero in which the victims were travelling, causing the SUV to flip and land on its side.
After investigations, court hearings, and what not, justice was finally served a couple of months ago as the Magistrate’s Court found the two accused Myvi drivers guilty of driving their cars recklessly which had resulted in the fatal accident.
Fast forward to the exact same date (of the crash) this year which was yesterday - another innocent life was lost in Kuala Lumpur in an accident caused by the sheer stupidity of a bunch of speeding, reckless drivers.
23 year old Raffi Nordin, who was riding a motorcycle on his way back home along Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur, was knocked down and killed by two cars which appeared to be racing each other in the incident which took place at about 3:30 am.
A series of CCTV recordings went viral on social media, showing exactly what happened.
While the driver of one of the cars, who ended up crashing after hitting Raffi, has been detained for investigations, the person behind the wheels of the other car – a Honda Civic EF, is still on the run.
The authorities are urging anyone who witnessed the crash, or those with any information to come forward.
That being said, what do you think should be the punishment for irresponsible, reckless drivers who cause the death of others like the ones mentioned above?
Is a few years of jail sentence and temporary barring from applying for a license sufficient?