Two motorcyclists killed, one injured fleeing roadblock in Sandakan

Motorcyclists waiting their turn to be inspected.

KOTA KINABALU: Two motorcyclists were killed and another was seriously injured after crashing into each other while trying to flee a roadblock in the Sandakan district.

Sandakan OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Fuad Abd Malek said the deceased were both aged 22, while the injured man was 24.

"We were conducting an Ops Samseng at Mile 16, Jalan Kuari 3 in the Gum-Gum area of Sandakan between 3pm on Sunday (May 19) and 2am on Monday (May 20)," he said in a statement.

During the operation, a group of motorcyclists tried to turn back and escape inspection at around 5.30pm, and three of them crashed into each other, he said.

"Two men died while another was severely injured," ACP Abdul Fuad said, adding that the bodies were sent to the hospital for post-mortem while the injured person was taken for emergency treatment.

During the operation, a total of 105 vehicles, including 75 motorcycles, were inspected, he said.

From this, a total of 31 summonses were issued for various offences such as driving without a licence, not possessing driver’s insurance policies, and modification of exhaust pipes, among other things.

"We also seized 60 motorcycles and 16 motorcars for inspection and further investigation," said ACP Abdul Fuad.

In addition, five people tested positive for drugs and would be investigated under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, he said.

He added that Sandakan police would continue carrying out the Ops Samseng operation to reduce crime on the road.

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