Elderly Motorcyclist In Perak Runs Red Light, Clashes With Lorry & Dies At The Scene

Police explained that during the incident, the traffic light from the lorry driver's direction was showing green.

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An elderly motorcyclist in Perak was recently killed in a tragic accident where he was run over by a lorry

According to Utusan Malaysia, the incident took place around 8.15am yesterday, 21 September, at KM28.5 of Jalan Ipoh-Kuala Kangsar in Sungai Siput.

The accident involved a motorcyclist in his 60s and a lorry driver in his 30s.

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The motorcyclist is believed to have run a red light before clashing with the lorry

Sungai Siput district police chief Supt Mohd Khaizam Ahmad Shahabudin told Berita Harian that the motorcyclist was travelling from the direction of Lintang towards Sungai Siput, while the lorry driver was on his way to Ipoh from Kuala Kangsar.

He explained that while at the traffic light intersection, the victim's motorcycle suddenly crossed the road, causing the lorry driver to run over the motorcyclist as he did not have time to stop his vehicle.

"During the incident, the traffic light from the lorry driver's direction was showing green," he added.

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The victim sustained severe injuries and died at the scene while the lorry driver escaped unscathed

The body was taken to Sungai Siput for an autopsy while the lorry driver has been detained for further investigation.

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

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