MUKAH: A 13-year-old motorcyclist was killed while his pillion rider, also 13, was seriously injured when their motorcycle collided with a four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle at Jalan Dijih, Selangau near here on Saturday (Oct 23).
The motorcyclist was identified as Fernandez Chendan Johnny, a student from Rumah Ungai KM8, Jalan Dijih, Selangau.
His 13-year-old pillion rider, Erreylister Nyambong Jeluing, is also student but from Rumah Christopher Chat Mungo, Tapang Meruan Dijih, Selangau.
The 23-year-old female driver of the 4WD and her 48-year-old female passenger did not sustain any injury. Both were from Kampung Baru Sepaya, Jalan Oya, Sibu.
Mukah police chief DSP Muhamad Rizal Alias said prior to the accident, which occurred at about 9am, the 4WD was travelling from the Dijih junction towards Sebakong.
“Along the road, a collision occurred when the motorcycle suddenly entered the opposite lane,” he said in a statement today.
He added both the motorcyclist and his pillion rider were not wearing helmets.
Fernandez, who sustained serious head and body injuries, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics from the Selangau Health Clinic.
His body was taken to the Mukah Hospital while Erreylister was brought to the Sibu Hospital for treatment.
The case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of Road Transport Act 1987.