SIBU: A man was killed in an accident after beating a red light at Jalan Pedada here Tuesday night. The 20-year-old motorcyclist, identified as Pattrus Gama Baki, died at the scene while his pillion rider, Morision Limbie, 18, sustained serious injuries.
Sibu Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Supt Alexson Naga Chabu said in the 11.45 pm incident, the two friends were heading towards the city centre when the motorcycle they were riding rammed a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) which was coming from Jalan Wong King Huo towards Jalan Oya.
According to a witness, the two of them were spotted beating the traffic light before the machine smashed into the MPV, he said here. Alexson said the 21-year-old female driver of the MPV, however, escaped injuries.
The body was taken to the Sibu Hospital while the injured victim was being treated at the same hospital, he added. The case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987. — Bernama