Couple and child killed as motorcycle crashes into overtaking car


SUNGAI PETANI: A couple and their three-year-old child were killed in a road crash at Jalan Tikam Batu-Kuala Muda near Kampung Permatang Pasir today.

The victims were heading from Kota Kuala Muda to Tikam Batu when the motorcycle they were on collided head-on with a car from the opposite direction at 7.45pm.

Kuala Muda district police chief Assistant Commissioner Md Zukir Md Isa said the car was attempting to overtake another vehicle and failed to evade the victims' oncoming motorcycle.

"The couple and their child succumbed to severe head injuries at the scene while the car driver escaped the crash unharmed.

"A witness has come forward to record a statement to facilitate investigations under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for causing death by reckless driving.

"The car driver will be brought to the Kuala Muda district police headquarters for a urine test,"he said in a statement.