Teoh Thiam Lim was escorted by the police after he was found guilty of causing the death of marathon runner Evelyn Ang in Klang on May 27, 2019. (Mukhriz Hazim)

After more than a year since the incident, former tyre mechanic Teoh Thiam Lim has been sentenced to four years in jail and fined RM7,000 for causing the death of marathon runner Evelyn Ang in 2017.

The 30-year old has also lost the qualification to hold his driving licence for three years, with the offense recorded onto his licence. Both the imprisonment and licence suspension is effective today.

On December 10, 2017, Ang was knocked down in a hit-and-run during the Klang City International Marathon that year, which caused her to suffer a fractured skull and brain haemorrhage. She was left in a coma for several months and did not awaken before succumbing to her injuries in the early hours of March 1, 2018.

(MalayMail)

Friends of Evelyn Ang have been keeping a close eye on the case and had been keeping vigil from her bedside then, to dedicating their runs towards her recovery.

Ang’s husband Dennis Loo also read out an impact statement in the court, which proved to be emotional for him.

“In a way, I hope this is closure, but I am scarred for life as all of us are. To lose someone like Evelyn, she was loved by many as she was a very kind soul,” he said sadly.

Loo is convinced of Teoh’s guilt, saying he did not stop after mowing down Evelyn and two others during the Klang City International Marathon in 2017. Loo pleaded with the authorities to review existing laws to ensure harsher punishments for those found guilty of reckless driving.

Read more on MalayMail