Saturday, July 4

Pedestrian dies after hit by car


BINTULU: A 34-year-old pedestrian was killed when he was hit by a car while crossing the road at Mile 9 Jalan Bintulu-Miri on Sunday night.

The victim, identified as Mawan Sulang, suffered severe head and body injuries and died at the scene in the 10.15pm incident.

Sarawak Traffic Investigation and Enforcement chief Supt Alexson Naga Chabu said initial investigation found that the victim was hit by a car driven by a 32-year old woman who was heading towards Mile 10 from Tg Kidurong on a straight lane.

He said the weather was fine during the accident but there were no street lights along the road.

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