Senior citizen motorcyclist dies after being hit by lorry near Batu Pahat

BATU PAHAT: A 61-year-old motorcyclist died after getting into an accident with a lorry on the North-South Expressway near here.

Batu Pahat OCPD Asst Comm Ismail Dollah said the victim Ahmad Yusof Kartow was north-bound along the KM78.1 Ayer Hitam-Yong Peng stretch of the expressway when the incident took place at around 5pm on Sunday (May 16).

He said a lorry heading in the same direction, was believed to have hit the back of the victim’s motorcycle.

"The victim was injured as a result of the crash and died on the spot. His motorcycle caught fire as well, ” he said, adding that the 55-year-old lorry

driver was unharmed.

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

ACP Ismail said Ahmad Yusof’s body was sent to Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail Batu Pahat for post mortem and police were still looking for the victim’s next-of-kin.

He urged those with information about the victim or his relatives to get in touch with the investigation officer for the case at 07-4327 704.

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