The scene of the accident.

SIBU: A 47-year-old motorcyclist died while receiving treatment at Sibu Hospital after being involved in an accident with a four-wheel drive vehicle at 8.30am at Jalan Ulu Oya here on Tuesday.

According to Sibu deputy police chief Supt Collin Babat, the victim, identified as Sunni Lasau from Rumah Bual in Pasai, died at 9.50am.

“The car driven by a 20-year-old student heading towards Sibu Hospital spun before it entered the opposite lane and hit the motorcyclist and his 50-year-old female pillion rider.”

“The impact of the accident caused the motorcyclist, his pillion rider and the car’s 73-year-old passenger to be taken to the hospital for treatment while the driver escaped unhurt,” he said in a statement on Tuesday.

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