Teenage motorcyclist rams Rela man at roadblock

Health workers attend to the injured Rela personnel.

PADAWAN: A People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) personnel suffered injuries after he was rammed by a teenage motorcyclist attempting to flee a roadblock at Mile 16, Kuching-Serian Road on Tuesday evening (Jul 20).

District police chief Supt Aidil Bolhassan said the 21-year-old Rela personnel was knocked down and suffered injuries on his left leg during the 8.15pm incident.

The suspect who rammed a Rela personnel is detained for questioning.

He said the 15-year-old suspect was among two other motorcyclists who had refused to stop and tried to escape the roadblock.

“The personnel on duty at the location tried to stop the three motorcyclists from fleeing, however, one of them accelerated and crashed into the victim.

“As a result of the collision, the victim fell and suffered injuries to his left leg while the suspect crashed his motorcycle and suffered minor injuries to both elbows and knees.

“Police manning the roadblock proceeded to detain and arrest the motorcyclist while the other two motorcyclists fled the scene,” he said yesterday (Jul 21).

Aidil said the suspect was detained for 24 hours at Tapah police station lockup for further investigation.

Aidil also informed that the two escaped suspects had turned themselves in to the authorities.

The suspects, aged 15 and 17, came forward to Padawan district police headquarters yesterday.

“The case is being investigated under Section 42(1)(A) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving,” he added.