Patrol MPV unit chief injured after rammed by motorcyclist during ops


ASP Mohd Fauzi at the hospital following the incident.

KUCHING: The police Mobile Patrol Vehicle (MPV) unit chief was injured after he was rammed by a motorcyclist fleeing a traffic operation at the Gersik roundabout here early yesterday morning.

District police chief ACP Abang Ahmad Abang Julai said district MPV unit head ASP Mohd Fauzi Mohammat and a team of policemen were conducting an ‘Op Samseng Jalanan’ operation when the incident happened around 4am.

“Johor-born Mohd Fauzi, 39, who has been serving in the force for 13 years, suffered leg injuries and a concussion when he was rammed by the motorcyclist, who managed to escape from the scene,” he said when contacted.

Abang Ahmad said efforts to trace the culprit are still ongoing, adding that the operation was carried out following complaints from the public regarding the presence of ‘samseng jalanan’, or street thugs, in the area.

He urged members of the public to continue channelling information on street thug activities to the police in order for action to be taken.

The foreign motorcyclist found in a drain at KM6 Jalan Bau-Kuching.

Meanwhile, in unrelated cases, two motorcyclists perished in separate accidents yesterday.

The first accident claimed the life of a 32-year-old foreigner, whose motorcycle crashed at KM6 Jalan Bau-Kuching near the Nirvana Memorial Park early yesterday morning.

State Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department deputy chief DSP Bingkok John said the victim, identified as Imam Komarudin, was heading towards Bau from Kota Samarahan when the incident occurred at 1am.

“Initial investigation indicated the motorcycle went out of control and crashed into a drain.

“The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics,” he said.

The second crash involved another motorcyclist who succumbed to his injuries following the incident at noon yesterday.

The deceased, identified as Shahriman Idris, was riding alone along Demak Laut, Jalan Bako when he crashed into a drain.

A passer-by spotted the victim around 1pm and called for an ambulance to send him to the Sarawak General Hospital.

Shahriman, who suffered severe head and abdominal injuries, died around 4pm.

Both road fatalities are being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.