Mo­tor­cy­clist killed, pil­lion rider se­ri­ously hurt in morn­ing crash

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KUCH­ING: A mo­tor­cy­clist was killed while his fe­male pil­lion­rider was se­ri­ously in­jured in an ac­ci­dent at KM78 of Jalan Kuch­ingSri Aman yes­ter­day.

State Traffic In­ves­ti­ga­tion and En­force­ment Depart­ment deputy chief Bingkok John said the mo­tor­cy­clist was iden­ti­fied as Helmio Kul­ing, 26, from Kam­pung Ense­bang Plaie in Se­rian

It is said that the in­ci­dent oc­curred around 10.30am, which in­volved a mo­tor­cy­cle and a lorry, said to be head­ing to one of the con­struc­tion sites un­der the Pan Bor­neo High­way pro­ject.

“Paramedics pro­nounced the mo­tor­cy­clist dead at the scene of the ac­ci­dent, most likely due to in­ter­nal in­juries,” said Bingkok, adding that the pil­lion rider, aged 14, was rushed to Se­rian Hos­pi­tal.

The lorry driver was un­harmed.

“It is learnt that at the time of the in­ci­dent, therewere traffic-war­dens at the said con­struc­tion site. This case is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated un­der Sec­tion 41(1) of Road Trans­port Act 1987,” Bingkok said.

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