Man hit by car while lying in road


MIRI: A man was killed after being run over by a car whilst he was lying on Pujut Road on Saturday night.

According to Sarawak Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Supt Alexson Naga Chabu in a statement on Sunday (Oct 3), a 46-year-old man was driving a car from his workplace in Piasau heading towards Permyjaya when the accident occurred around 7.30pm

The deceased has been identified as Chai Vui Ong.

Prior to the accident, the man was about to enter a junction before hitting ‘something’ on the road.

Alexson added that the driver of the car immediately stopped and got out of the car; calling the police and ambulance when he realised that he had hit a man.

He was pronounced dead by medical personnel around 8.05pm.

Investigations carried out at the scene showed that the cause of the accident was due to the negligence as Chai was lying dangerously lying on the road.

The body has been taken to the Miri Hospital morgue.

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

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