Motorcyclist dies, pillion rider injured in crash

The damaged motorcycle at the scene of the crash at Jalan Kampung Baru.

KOTA SAMARAHAN: A 29-year-old motorcyclist died while his teenage pillion sustained injuries after they were involved in an accident at Jalan Kampung Baru on Saturday (June 26).

Sarawak Traffic Police chief Supt Alexson Naga Chabu said the incident happened around 1pm when the victims were travelling to Asajaya from Kota Samarahan.

“The crash happened when the motorcyclist identified as Abdullah Talip Seri, is believed to have lost control of his machine before crashing into a lamp post.

“As a result, Abdullah was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics and his body was sent to Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) morgue,” he said.

The 17-year-old pillion rider sustained injuries and was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Both victims are work colleagues at a rice factory in Demak Laut.