Motorcyclist dies in collision with trailer

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by medical staff from Saratok hospital.
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SARATOK: A 47-year-old motorcyclist died on the spot from serious head injuries when he was involved in a collision with a trailer at KM25, Jalan Saratok, yesterday.

State Traffic Investigation and Enforcement chief Supt Alexson Naga Chabu, in a statement, said initial investigations revealed that the victim, Melila Alban Ling from Rh Mat Ring, Tembawai Kapok, was heading downhill at the Jalan Saratok junction to a bazaar at about 4.30pm.

According to Alexson, the trailer, which was parked in front of a bus stop, drove out towards the right side of the road, while the victim was coming from the opposite direction.

Melila was pronounced dead at the scene by medical staff from Saratok Hospital. The trailer driver did not suffer from any injuries.

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