Bicycle ride ends in tragedy in Bekenu

The bicycle ridden by the boy at the time of the incident.

By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Dec 27: A nine-year-old boy from Kampung Keluru Jaya, Bekenu died after a motorcycle crashed into the bicycle he was riding yesterday evening.

According to Sarawak Traffic Investigation and Enforcement department head Supt Alexson Naga Chabu, the incident occurred at around 6pm at KM50 Jalan Kampung Keluru Jaya.

The motorcycle was ridden by a 21-year-old man who was heading towards Kampung Keluru Jaya from Bekenu town. He was unable to stop in time when the boy on the bicycle suddenly appeared in his lane.

“The motorcyclist was unable to hit the brakes and crashed onto the bicycle,” said Alexson.

He added, the boy was immediately rushed to Bekenu Health Clinic before being transferred to Miri Hospital.

The case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987. — DayakDaily