Crime & Courts

Senior citizen flung off flyover in motorcycle crash, dies

BUKIT MERTAJAM: A senior citizen died when he was thrown off a flyover in a motorcycle crash in Kubang Semang, here, yesterday.

Seberang Prai Tengah police were alerted about 4.40pm to a crash at Km10.1 of the Butterworth-Kulim Expressway (BKE) involving a motorcycle.

The rider was believed to have lost control of the motorcycle and skidded.

District police chief Assistant Commissioner Helmi Aris said the motorcyclist, in his 60s, died at the Seberang Jaya Hospital.

"Initial investigations revealed the deceased was heading to Kubang Semang from Seberang Jaya at the time of the incident.

"When he was riding on the flyover in Kubang Semang, he is believed to have skidded, crashed into the divider and fell off the flyover on the BKE.

"He sustained serious facial and bodily injuries and was confirmed dead at the Seberang Jaya Hospital while being treated," he said today.

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

Helmi urged those with information on the incident to come forward to assist investigations.

The latest incident came less than a month after a similar one in Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah in Bayan Lepas.

A 27-year-old motorcyclist died after he fell off a flyover.

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