Man dies in first attempt at riding a motorcycle on Melaka trunk road

ALOR GAJAH: A 20-year-old man was killed when he tried to ride a motorcycle on a trunk road for the first time here.

Alor Gajah OCPD Supt Arshad Abu said the victim, Taufik Hidayat Mohd Rasul, was a student in Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) in Pagoh, Johor.

It is learnt that the victim had recently obtained his driving licence and knew how to ride a motorcycle, but this was his first time on a busy trunk road.

He said the victim was trailing his father, who was also on a motorcycle, when the accident occurred at 9.50am on Jalan Hutan Percha here on Friday (Sept 17).

"He was learning how to ride a motorcycle on the trunk road, accompanied by his father, when the accident occurred," Supt Arshad said.

Supt Arshad said the victim was attempting to overtake a lorry when he lost control of his machine and was run over by the heavy vehicle.

He added that the accident was being investigated has been opened under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Accident , Death , Melaka , Motorcycle , Trunk road


Next In Nation

Umno candidates for Melaka polls, GE15 to be finalised by three top leaders, says Zahid
Mercy flight ferries human organs from Melaka to KL
Six vehicles ordered to turn back at Perak border after drivers, passengers found not fully vaxxed
Fama to set up 'pasar tamu' in Beluran
High-impact projects to be developed in Terengganu under 12MP, says Tok Pa
Govt plans for more rangers to reduce human-wildlife conflict, says Takiyuddin
10,000 farmers nationwide benefit from Prihatin Peladan programme, says Nafas director
Kelantan to develop Malaysia's first IBS industrial park
Dr Wee ready for debate with Guan Eng, TV3 producers suggest Nov 2 date
Bomoh remanded for allegedly raping woman who sought treatment

Others Also Read