GEORGE TOWN: News of a newspaper vendor’s death in a hit-and-run sent his son rushing to the mortuary only to meet with an accident while on his way there.
The unidentified 30-year-old factory worker was at work in Bayan Lepas when he received bad news about his father Goh Cheng Huat.
The son’s motorcycle was knocked down by a car not far from where his father was killed at Jalan Masjid Negri.
Despite injuries to his hands and legs, he insisted on going to the mortuary.
A passing motorist sent him to the Penang Hospital mortuary to bid farewell to his father.
Goh, 54, was earlier found dead on the flyover at about 6am yesterday.
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the victim was riding his motorcycle alone and was dragged about 60m after an unknown vehicle hit him.
“He was certified dead at the scene with multiple injuries,” he said, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving.
The victim’s employer, who declined to be named, said Goh used to collect newspapers from his shop at about 5am every day for distribution to houses in Rifle Range and Greenlane.
He urged those who witnessed the incident to assist the police in the investigation.