KUALA LUMPUR: A 54-year-old man died after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car at the Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim turn-off to Jalan Duta.
Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Asst Comm Zulkefly Yahya said the impact of the collision caused Song Chin Lye to fall off his motorcycle during the 2.50am incident on Monday.
“He sustained a severe head injury and died on the spot. The driver of the car was unhurt,” he said.
The 37-year-old car driver has been detained for investigation, he added.
“The case is classified under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving,” ACP Zulkefly said.
In another incident in Betong, Sarawak, two people were killed and two others were injured when the vehicle they were travelling in crashed into a tree at Batu 2, Jalan Lidung.
According to a spokesman of the Sarawak Fire Department operations centre, the accident occurred at 10.40pm on Monday.
The impact caused two people to be pinned down in the car.
Bernama reported that firemen extricated the victims – a Malaysian and an Indonesian – who were later pronounced dead by a medical team from Betong Hospital.