Man killed in fatal Miri crash, one injured

The scene of the fatal crash.

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Feb 12: A 26-year-old man was killed on the spot, after a motorcycle that he was riding pillion on was rammed by a vegetable lorry last night at KM11 Miri Bypass road.

Meanwhile, the motorcycle rider sustained bodily injuries following the incident and was rushed to Miri Hospital for treatment.

According to Sarawak Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Supt Alexson Naga Chabu, the lorry driver escaped unharmed in the 7.40pm crash.

“The collision occurred when the lorry coming from the airport area heading towards Permyjaya suddenly made a turn to enter a junction on its right side upon reaching the scene, but unfortunately, it crashed into the motorcycle,” he said.

Prior to the incident, the motorcycle was coming from the opposite direction.

The body of the pillion rider has been taken to the Miri Hospital morgue.

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