Penang woman in viral video knocked down by speeding bike has died


GEORGE TOWN: The 58-year-old woman, who was captured on camera being knocked down by a speeding motorcycle today, has died.

Northeast district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mior Faridalatrash Wahid said Foo Swee Wah died about 8.45pm at the Penang Hospital.

He said a post-mortem would be conducted to ascertain the cause of death.

He said the case will now be investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

Mior issued a warning to the motorcyclist to surrender.

"I am hereby warning the motorcyclist: Surrender yourself to the police immediately or we will hunt you down," he said.

The 1.20pm incident happened while Foo was crossing the busy Jalan Burma here.

A 12-second video footage released by police showed Foo walking along the zebra crossing.

Three seconds later, a motorcycle slammed into her, dropping a motorcycle helmet in the process.

Foo fell to the ground and a loud scream was subsequently heard.

Foo was immediately rushed to the Penang Hospital for treatment.

Mior said police have identified the motorcycle registration number.

No arrests have been made so far.