Teenager killed in accident

The scene of the accident.

SIBU: A teenager, who had just gotten his motorcycle licence last week, was killed in an accident involving a motorcycle and a four-wheel (4WD) at a traffic light intersection at Sibu Jaya Commercial Centre here on Sunday (Apr 11).

The victim, identified as George Jua, 18, from Rumah Doris, Sungai Pasai here, is said to have just completed his SPM examination last month.

Sibu district police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit yesterday (Apr 12) said the accident happened at 7.40pm when the victim was heading towards Jalan Sibu-Durin on his motorcycle from the Sibu Jaya flats.

“However, upon arrival at the traffic light intersection, the victim collided with the 4WD which came from the direction of the Sibu Jaya Mosque,” he said.

He said the driver of the 4WD, a 37-year-old man, was detained to assist in the investigation but was released on police bail after his statement was taken.

Stanley added that the victim suffered severe injuries to his head and limbs and was confirmed dead at the scene by paramedics from Sibu Hospital.

“The case will be investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987,” he said.