Teenager dies in bike accident

The scene of the accident.

MIRI: A 16-year-old girl was killed in an accident along Jalan Maigold here on Monday (Sept 20).

The victim, identified as Stephenni James from Kapit, is said to be heading towards a rental house nearby the scene from Food Arena Restaurant.

Sarawak Traffic Police chief Supt Alexson Naga Chabu, who confirmed the case, said the accident happened around 6.30pm near Everwin Supermarket, Senadin.

Investigation found that the victim is believed to have lost control of her motorcycle and crashed into the middle of the road.

“As a result, the victim suffered head injuries and later pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

“Her body was taken to Miri Hospital morgue for further action,” he said.

Alexson added that the case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.