Elderly man dies after being hit, dragged 7m by vehicle in Gua Musang

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  • Thursday, 01 Jun 2023

GUA MUSANG: An elderly man died after he was hit and dragged by a four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle at Jalan Kampung Jeram Tekoh, here.

Gua Musang district police chief Supt Sik Choon Foo said in the 10.10am incident on Wednesday (May 31), the victim, M Noor Awang, 67, was riding a motorcycle at the scene.

"The 42-year-old driver, who was coming from Kampung Jeram Tekoh and heading towards Kampung Baru Jeram Tekoh, lost control of his vehicle, veered into the opposite lane and hit the victim," he said in a statement on Thursday (June 1).

The victim was dragged for over seven metres until the vehicle came to a halt after crashing into a house, he added.

He said the victim was taken to Jeram Tekoh Health Clinic but died at 11.50am.

"Subsequently, the 4WD driver was detained and a drug test found he him positive for methamphetamine" he said adding that further checks revealed the suspect has a record of previous drug-related crimes.

The case is being investigated under Section 44(1) of the 1987 for driving under the influence of drugs and causing death. – Bernama

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