17 April 2010
52-year-old Lim Gim Beng, from Simpang Ampat, was killed by another driver after he allegedly showed the middle finger during a 15km high-speed car chase.
Contract worker Lim was hit by a large stone and died at a construction site of a flyover along Jalan Paboi in Bukit Tambun.
On Friday 1:30am, Lim was driving home when a car knocked into his car’s rear at a traffic light junction in Bukit Panchor. Lim chased after the car and later the cars scraped each other at another traffic light junction in Sungai Bakap. At this point, Lim showed the middle finger at the other driver, who became raged. The other driver chased after Lim’s car until both cars ended at Bukit Tambun.
Both drivers got out of their cars and started an argument. The other driver allegedly hit Lim on the head with the stone and he died on the spot.
Police later used a car number plate at the scene to trace the other driver, a 42-year-old forwarding clerk, to his house in Taman Alma, Bukit Mertajam. The suspect was not at home, but surrendered himself at the Simpang Ampat police station at 11am yesterday.
The suspect was previously involved in a gambling case and admitted that he had consumed alcohol before the incident. He is being remanded by the police for seven days to aid investigations.
The post-mortem on Lim’s body at the Sungai Bakap Hospital showed that he had died from severe blunt trauma to his head.
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