Most of us have gone through the nerve-racking process of getting our driver’s licenses, and rejoiced after securing that one piece of plastic we keep in our wallets, that makes us feel that much more of an adult.
Unfortunately, Muhammad Minzir Abdul Razak only experienced the latter for a few precious moments.
Minzir, a top student with one of Kedah’s Islamic religious schools was killed in a traffic accident shortly after obtaining his motorcycle driving licence in Charok Nau today.
The 19-year-old died on the spot due to multiple injuries after he was flung from his motorcycle upon being hit by a Toyota Unser MPV at an intersection.
In the 11.30am incident, Munzir was heading back to his school in Kupang after passing his B2 licence test at a driving school in Baling town.
Baling police chief Superintendent Shamsudin Mamat said initial investigation showed that the incident occurred as Munzir was coming out from an intersection.
“The driver of the MPV, who was headed from Baling to Kupang, failed to avoid the victim’s motorcycle, causing the teen to be thrown off his bike and landing across the road.”
“He died on the spot due to severe injuries,” he said, adding that the body was sent to the Kulim Hospital for a post-mortem examination.
We empathise with Munzir’s family and send them our condolences. As for the rest of the drivers on the road, new and old, drive safe!