Lorry driver, believed to be drunk, nabbed over motorcyclist's death near Kulai

KULAI: A local man died on the spot after his motorcycle was hit by a lorry along Jalan Parit Panjang near here on Thursday (Feb 2) evening.

Kulai OCPD Supt Tok Beng Yeow said the lorry was being driven by a 31-year-old man and was heading towards the Sedenak toll plaza in the 5.15pm accident.

“Initial investigation found that the lorry driver was going towards the toll plaza and lost control of the vehicle before hitting the victim," he said in a statement on Friday (Feb 3).

Supt Tok said the 48-year-old victim, who was also bound for the toll plaza, sustained head and body injuries.

“The (lorry driver) tested positive for alcohol following a breath test," he said, adding that the driver was not hurt in the incident.

Supt Tok said the Pontian Magistrate's Court had granted police a four-day remand order on the driver from Friday until Monday (Feb 6) to help with the investigation.

He said the lorry had been sent to Senai Puspakom for inspection and the case is being investigated under Section 44 of the Road Transport Act 1987 for causing death or injury while driving under the influence.

Supt Tok said the victim's body had been taken to the Hospital Sultanah Aminah Forensic Unit for a post-mortem.

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