Man killed after pickup truck crashes into tree in Penang

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  • Sunday, 27 Sep 2020

KEPALA BATAS: A 40-year-old man died after his pickup truck hit a tree at Jalan Nyior Sebatang in Tasek Gelugor on Sunday (Sept 27).

The victim, S. Manikandan from Tasek Gelugor, died at the scene around 1am.

North Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Noorzainny Mohd Noor said investigations showed that Manikandan was driving from Sungai Dua heading towards Pokok Sena in Kedah when he lost control of his vehicle along Jalan Nyior Sebatang.

"He lost control and knocked into a tree. He had a severe head injury and bodily injuries as well, and his body has been sent to the Kepala Batas Hospital for a postmortem," ACP Noorzainny said in a statement.

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

"I advise road users to follow the law and be careful when driving to avoid such untoward incidents," he said.

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