MUKAH: A primary school student succumbed to his injuries two days after he was hit by a pickup truck along Jalan Mukah-Balingian on Thursday (Nov 10).
Mukah district police chief DSP Muhamad Rizal Alias in a statement, said the nine-year-old boy who sustained severe injuries during the collision, was referred to Sibu Hospital for immediate treatment.
However, the victim hailing from Kampung Kuala Lama, was pronounced dead by the hospital around 10.33am on Saturday (Nov 12).
The accident happened around 1pm when the pickup truck moving towards Mukah from Balingian, was believed to have hit the victim who was crossing the road in front of SK Sungai Penipah.
The vehicle involved in the accident, is currently held at Mukah police headquarters (IPD) for inspection by the Computerised Vehicle Inspection Centre (PUSPAKOM).
He said the case is still being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
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