Elderly man killed in bike crash

The scene of the accident.

SIBU: An elderly man was killed in an accident involving four vehicles along Jalan Salim here on Monday (Oct 4).

Sarawak Traffic Police chief Supt Alexson Naga Chabu, who confirmed the case, said the accident happened at 7.15pm. Prior to the crash, the victim, identified as Chong Kah Ming, 67, was heading towards the city centre from Farley on his motorcycle.

Investigations found that the victim was trying to change lanes from the right to the left before the accident happened.

“As Chong was trying to change lanes, his motorcycle hit the front right part of a car that was on the left lane.

“Due to the impact, the victim’s motorcycle went out of control, and he was thrown into the right lane. Two oncoming cars were not in time to avoid the victim due to the close distance,” he said.

Alexson added that Chong suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics from Sibu Hospital.

All three motorists, aged 19, escaped unharmed.

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

The damaged motorcycle at the scene.