Teenage motorcyclist dies in collision with truck

THE point of contact between the truck and the deceased.

PHOTO showing the scene of the accident.

KUCHING: A 15-year-old teenager was killed after a garbage truck collided into him at KM 2, Jalan Tatau/Bintulu on Tuesday night.

Richard Eli Zi Cheng from Tatau was riding a motorcycle from Bintulu to Tatau when he collided with the truck coming from the opposite direction at about 9.22 pm.

Richard was flung from his machine and died on the spot. Paramedic rushed to the scene but the victim was already dead.

The truck driver escaped unhurt.

The remains of the deceased were brought to Bintulu Hospital morgue. Sarawak Investigation and Enforcement Head of Traffic Supt Alexson Naga Chabu confirmed the case and said the truck driver will be charged under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.