Thursday, September 19

Motorcyclist killed in crash with trailer lorry

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SARATOK: A motorcyclist was killed after his machine was involved in an accident with a trailer lorry near the junction of Taman Lily, KM2.5 Saratok Road on Monday.

Saratok police chief DSP Mordani Tanin said the accident occurred around 4.30pm, when both vehicles were heading towards Saratok.

Reynold Melila from Rumah Mat Ring, Tembawai Kapok, Awik near here was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.

Mordani said Reynold’s motorcycle was exiting from a bus stop shed when it was hit from behind by the trailer lorry, which was descending a sloping section of the road.

Initial investigation found that the trailer lorry driver had tried to avoid hitting the motorcycle by swerving to the opposite lane.

It is understood that despite having applied the emergency brake, the left front portion of the trailer lorry still hit the motorcycle.

The impact of the accident caused the motorcycle to skid into the opposite lane and be run over by the lorry.

The 28-year-old lorry driver was not hurt in the incident.