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M-cyclist killed in KK trailer mishap

M-cyclist killed in KK trailer mishap Published on: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Kota Kinabalu: A man was killed when the Honda Wave motorcycle he was riding crashed into the rear of a trailer lorry at Mile 7 along Jalan Tuaran, near SK Lok Yuk Inanam, Monday.

Abdul Harris Apasain, 41, from Lahad Datu, died on the spot. City Police Chief ACP M.

Chandra said initial findings showed the motorcyclist was heading towards Pekan Inanam from the Pekan Manggatal direction when the 4.40am collision took place. The trailer lorry, he said, came from Pekan Inanam and was heading towards a junction to make a U-turn at Jalan Tuaran near SK Lok Yuk Inanam. The trailer lorry reached the junction and was making the U-turn when the motorcyclist crashed into its back.

Preliminary findings showed the mishap was due to the lorry driver’s negligence in making sure the route was clear of any vehicles before making the U-turn. The 44-year-old lorry driver and his 34-year-old passenger escaped unscathed. Further inspections also found the stretch to be dark due to non-functioning streetlights.

Firefighters were also at the scene to assist. – Sherell Ann Jeffrey

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