College student dies after motorcycle hits stationary lorry on NSE

BUTTERWORTH: A 19-year-old vocational college student from Tasek Gelugor died after his motorcycle collided into a stationary lorry, which was parked on the side of the road.

Central Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Shafee Abd Samad said they received a report about an accident involving a motorcycle and a lorry at KM138 of the North-South Expressway at around 4.30pm on Monday (Feb 22).

“When the investigating officer arrived at the scene, it was found that the accident occurred at a four-lane road.

“The incident happened when a lorry driver realised that there were problems with the vehicle's brakes and stopped on the left side of the road.

“When he got off the lorry to ensure the safety of other road users, a motorcycle that was trying to overtake another vehicle suddenly hit the lorry.

“The motorcyclist fell down into the second lane while his motorbike was dragged into the third lane.

“As a result of the collision, the motorcyclist died at the scene, ” he said in a statement.

ACP Shafee said the victim's body was handed to Seberang Jaya

Hospital for a post-mortem.

The 34-year-old lorry driver did not suffer any injuries, adding that the vehicle was slightly damaged.

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

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