Flashback: When minor accidents turn tragic

13 Sep 2019 / 12:21 H.

WHEN a simple case of a minor road accident leads to suicide, there is probably more to the situation than meets the eye.

Pressure from work, life or money issues can have a devastating effect on some people if it adds on to an already stressful day.

A fender-bender four years ago in Jalan Duta in Kuala Lumpur took a tragic turn.

The minor accident on June 9, 2015 involved two cars near a construction site where the MRT rail line was being built.

One car hit the rear of another, causing minor damage.

The driver whose car was hit stepped out to inspect the damage while the other driver initially remained in his vehicle, but later attempted to drive off.

However, when 39-year-old Nga Yung Chen could not start his car, he snapped.

Nga emerged from his car and handed his MyKad to the other driver and told him to make an insurance claim for the damage to his car.

Nga then walked towards the construction site where he climbed up a scaffolding and then jumped to his death as onlookers and other motorists watched in horror.

This case comes to mind after a similar incident last Saturday.

A 66-year-old man stopped his car in the middle of a road at Km8 of Jalan Kampung Sri Tiram Jaya in Tanjong Karang.

Moments later, another car driven by a 40-year-old man crashed into the stationary car, causing the second vehicle to flip into a ravine, with the driver Muhammad Fadzli Muhammad Yusari killed instantly.

Witnesses told police they helped the 66-year-old driver out of his car and found he was unscathed.

However, on seeing that he had caused the death of the other driver, he pulled out a paper cutter and slashed his neck several times. He died shortly after at the scene due to massive blood loss.

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