Student riding pillion dies as vehicle crashes into motorcycle

SIBU, Aug 3 — A female student was killed while her friend suffered minor injuries after the motorcycle they were on was hit by another vehicle at Jalan Julau/Nanga Entabai in Sarikei here yesterday.


Julau district police chief DSP Andam @ Sulin Brayun said in the incident at about 9pm, Kemalia Fran George, 17, died while her friend, Feisyia Erwin Jeffery, 20, who was riding the motorcycle, sustained injuries.


“During the incident, the two friends were said to be heading towards a new residential area  to look for internet coverage when a vehicle rear-ended their machine,” he said in a statement.



He added that the victim was pronounced dead by a medical officer at the Julau health clinic, while the type and registration number of the vehicle that was involved in the incident has yet to be identified.


He said the body of the victim was sent to the Sarikei Hospital for further action and the case was being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.




Source: BERNAMA News Agency