QuickCheck: Was a man killed when a car ploughed into his roadside stall in Kelantan?

In their efforts to earn a decent, honest living, roadside stall owners often set up shop near where there is plenty of traffic, both foot-wise and vehicular.

While these strategic placements can result in better returns, there is also the ever-present danger of an accident happening out of the blue.

Is it true a roadside stall owner was mowed down by a car at Jalan Rantau Panjang in Kelantan?



The Pasir Mas police received information around 5.50pm on Monday (Feb 26) that an accident had occurred involving two cars and a roadside stall owner.

"The 34-year-old stall owner was instantly killed when one of the cars slammed into the stall, while the drivers only sustained minor injuries," said Pasir Mas OCPD Assist Comm Kama Azural Mohamed on Monday (Feb 26).

"The victim was a fish trader who sells eels and is believed to be residing in Kampung Jejawi, Pasir Mas. The body has been sent to the Pasir Mas Hospital for a post-mortem.

Asst Comm Kama Azural said initial investigations showed that the driver of the car from Rantau Panjang was going towards Lubok Jong and tried to overtake another vehicle.

"However the driver lost control when another car came from the opposite direction and collided with it.

"This led to the car's driver hitting a tree on the roadside, while the driver of the other car lost control and hit the stall owner who was dragged a distance and died at the site of the incident.

The case is being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

"Those with information can contact the Pasir Mas district police office at 09-7932222 or the nearest police station," added ACP Kama Azural.

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