KUCHING: A septuagenarian was killed instantly after colliding with another motorcyclist near SK Sampon here yesterday. State Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Supt Alexson Naga Chabu said the victim was on his way to the school from his house at Kampung Gerunggang Sadong Jaya when the 7.30am accident occurred at KM24 of Jalan Kota Samarahan-Sadong Jaya.

He said the other motorcyclist was a 23-year-old man who was on his way to Kota Samarahan from Sadong Jaya. The victim, identified as Linggie Unchat, suffered serious injuries to his head and body while the other rider was taken to Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) for further medical attention.

Alexson said that the victim’s body was sent to the same hospital for a post-mortem. “The case is being investigated under Section 14(1) of the Road and Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving and causing death,” he added.

The victim is seen lying on the road following the collision at KM24 Jalan Kota Samarahan-Sadong Jaya.