NEGERI SEMBILAN, MALAYSIA — On the night of Monday (10 Jul), a group of “mat rempit,” individuals known for participating in illegal street racing, engaged in dangerous riding and risky maneuvers on the Kajang-Seremban Highway (LEKAS).
Unfortunately, their reckless behavior led to a tragic accident, resulting in the loss of one life.
The accident occurred on the highway and involved ten motorcyclists, with nine of them sustaining injuries.
The incident was captured on video and widely shared on social media, showcasing the motorcyclists performing their dangerous stunts and racing.
Additional videos surfaced, showing several motorcyclists gathered at the roadside with police vehicles and ambulances present.
Some injured riders were seen lying motionless on the roadside, while one video depicted other riders attempting to keep an injured motorcyclist awake by slapping his face, which was covered in blood.
A 19-year-old rider lost his life, and 9 others injured
According to a statement from the police, the accident took place at KM 26.9 of the Kajang-Seremban Highway (LEKAS) towards Seremban at approximately 11:30 pm on Monday night.
DSP Mat Ghani Bin Lateh, the Nilai District Police Chief, stated that initial investigations revealed that all the riders involved were traveling from Nilai towards Seremban via LEKAS.
“Upon reaching the location, one of the motorcycles is believed to have lost control, resulting in a collision with another motorcycle. ”
Tragically, a 19-year-old rider lost his life at the scene, while five riders suffered severe injuries and four others sustained minor injuries.
All the victims, aged between 18 and 20 years old, were urgently transported to Tuanku Jaafar Seremban Hospital for further treatment. The deceased victim was also taken to the same hospital for a post-mortem examination.
The case has been classified under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
Mat Ghani emphasized the importance of road users exercising caution while driving or riding motorcycles to ensure their personal safety and the safety of other road users.