Motorcyclist killed in gruesome accident

KOTA KINABALU: An attempt to overtake a 10-tonne lorry had caused a motorcyclist his life in a gruesome accident at Jalan Bantayan Minintod, Saturday.

In the 7am incident, the 22-year-old victim, suffered serious head injuries and was confirmed to have died on the spot.

Kota Kinabalu Police Chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Zaidi Abdullah said initial investigation has shown that the victim, who was riding a Demak EX90 motorcycle, had lost control of the vehicle while trying to overtake the lorry.

“He was caught by the rear tyre of the lorry and was dragged 14 metres with the bike,” he said.

The accident was witnessed by other drivers tailing behind them, including one whose dashcam recorded the whole scene.

He said the case was being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

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