Taiwanese woman dies in hit-and-run GrabCar accident in Malaysia

Other Taiwanese woman and Grab driver in stable condition at local hospital

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A Taiwanese woman died in a hit-and-run accident in Malaysia.

A Taiwanese woman died in a hit-and-run accident in Malaysia. (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese woman who hailed a car in Malaysia with the GrabCar app was killed in a hit-and-run accident, and another Taiwanese woman was injured, reports said Saturday (Dec. 28).

The accident happened Friday (Dec. 27) around 4:35 p.m. in the state of Selangor on a road to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, UDN reported.

A woman identified as Yun Li Mei, 45, sustained serious head injuries and died immediately, while her 44-year-old Taiwanese companion and the 22-year-old Malaysian Grab driver were injured, police said.

A car reportedly hit the Grab vehicle in the rear, causing it to crash into a ditch on the side of the road. The driver of the other car drove off, and police are still seeking information from the public to find him, local media reported.

According to the news website sinchew.com.my, the two survivors of the accident are in stable condition at a local hospital.