KOTA BARU: A groom-to-be was killed after the motorcycle he was riding crashed into a fire engine at the traffic light junction in Batu 4, Jalan Kuala Krai here this evening.
In the 6.05pm incident, the victim, identified as Muhammad Afifi Amiri Mohamad Nawawi, 28, from Tendong in Pasir Mas, was killed at the scene.
Tunjong Fire and Rescue Department chief Senior Officer 1 Zainal Fitri Husain said the fire engine was on its way to Ketereh after they received an emergency call about an accident.
“The light turned green as they reached the junction and the vehicles in front of the fire engine were already moving.
“As they made a right turn, a motorcyclist who came from the opposite direction crashed into the left side of the fire engine, resulting in the rider to fall,” he said when met today.
The victim suffered severe head and thigh injuries and the body has been sent to University Sains Malaysia Hospital in Kubang Kerian for a post-mortem.
It was understood that the victim was supposed to get married on March 30.
Meanwhile, Kota Baru police chief Assistant Commissioner Abdul Rahim Daud confirmed to have received the report on the accident and the case was being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act.