Motorcyclist dies in accident with trailer truck

AARON LEE


BEAUFORT: A man who was on his way from Labuan to Lawas in Sarawak was killed in an accident at Km16 on the Beaufort-Sipitang road here this morning.

District police chief Deputy Superintendent Azmir Abd Razak said during the 11.45am incident, the man had lost control of his motorcycle and fell from his motorcycle after he tried to overtake a trailer truck.

“The truck ran over him and he was dragged for couple of metres.

“He died instantly due to severe head and body injuries,” he added.

The deceased has been identified as Muhammad Hairul Nizam Bin Nazri, 24, from Labuan.

He was working with an oil and gas company in Lawas.

His body was sent to the district hospital for a post-mortem.

The truck driver from Penampang was not hurt in the accident.