ISKANDAR PUTERI: A Singaporean big biker was decapitated after he was involved in an accident at Kilometre 6.6 Jalan Gelang Patah - Ulu Choh, near here, this morning.
Iskandar Puteri OCPD Assistant Commissioner Dzulkhairi Mukhtar said the victim was identified as Liaw Ziang E, 43.
The impact of the 9am accident between the victim's BMW high powered motorcycle and a Toyota Hiace van saw the victim’s decapitated body being flung onto to the middle of the road, he said.
“Initial investigations at the accident location showed that the van from Ulu Choh heading to Gelang Patah was believed to have made a right turn at a junction, when the victim’s motorcycle which was coming on the straight road from Gelang Patah and heading to Ulu Choh slammed into the van.
“The impact of the accident saw the victim’s head being decapitated and the body flung onto the middle of the road.
“The remains were sent to the Sultanah Aminah Hospital Johor Baru for post mortem,” he said in a statement here today.
Dzulkhairi said the 28-year-old van driver escaped unhurt.
“The cause of the accident was due to the motorcycle slamming into the left side of the van’s rear. The victim died on the spot,” he said adding that they had arrested the van driver for further investigation.
He said the case was being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for causing death by reckless or dangerous driving.
He called members of the public who witnessed the accident to come forward and help the police in their investigation into the accident which took place on a two lane road and weather condition at that time was good.