Friends killed in crash near Palong Felda settlements

The damaged car and motorcycle involved in the accident.

BAHAU: Two friends were killed when their motorcycle collided head-on with a car along Jalan Besar Palong 7, 8-Palong 4, 5, 6 here.

Jempol OCPD Supt Hoo Chang Hook said the victims were heading towards the Palong 7, 8 Felda settlements when the accident occurred at 9.30pm on Thursday (Nov 24).

The motorcyclist was identified as Sariffudin Rozali, 35, from Felda Palong 8 while the woman pillion rider was Azamatul Alia Ismail, 28, from Felda Palong 7.

Both died on the spot and their bodies were sent to Hospital Jempol for post-mortem.

"Preliminary investigations showed that the 26-year-old car driver was overtaking another car along a double-line stretch when he crashed into the victims' motorcycle," he said.

According to Supt Hoo, a urine test on the driver came back negative for drugs.

It is learnt that the driver, from Jertih in Terengganu, suffered injuries to his right arm.

He was detained to help in the probe and Supt Hoo said police would apply for a remand order against him.

He added that the case was being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for causing death through reckless or dangerous driving.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

Wisma Putra: No Malaysian victims involved in recent Bandung bomb attack
GE15: BN candidate Johari retains Tioman state seat
DID issues flood preparedness notice for five states
Johor lawmaker urges state to redraw maritime border with Singapore
1MDB trial: Najib fails in latest attempt to remove Sri Ram
5G: Comms and Digital Ministry to meet Finance Ministry over rollout, says Fahmi
Solve problems affecting the people, PM Anwar tells his Cabinet
TikTok took down 1,126 provocative videos after GE15, says Fahmi
Negri MB reiterates call for joint state elections next year
Separation of powers: First steps afoot in splitting Public Prosecutor from AG, says Azalina

Others Also Read