Sunday, August 25

Mid-day collision claims life of motorcyclist


SARIKEI: A motorcyclist perished in a road accident here yesterday after being struck from behind by a car.

The incident, at the junction of Jalan Minah-Jalan Sarikei/Bintangor, claimed the life of Fong En Ben.

Deputy district police chief DSP Zamry Ali said the incident took place around 12.30pm when Fong, from Sungai Baron here, was struck from behind by a car as he was about to enter the junction at Jalan Minah.

“The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, while the car driver and two passengers were not injured in the accident,” he said.

The case has been classified under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987. Fire and Rescue Department personnel were also present at the scene to assist police and medical personnel.