DUNGUN – A cook died after his Yamaha 135LC motorcycle crashed into a lorry that stopped for no reason on the left lane of Kilometer (KM) 335.5 of the East Coast Highway 2 (LPT 2) near the Paka Rest and Reception (R&R) area here today. .
In the incident at 12.10 midnight, the victim, Muhammad Haziq Abdul Halim, 21, died due to a head injury.
Dungun District Police Chief, Superintendent Baharudin Abdullah said, the initial investigation found that the lorry driver carrying a load of frozen meat had stopped his vehicle on the highway because he fell asleep.
He said the 42 -year -old man was said to have only woken up when the back of his truck was hit by a motorcycle ridden by Muhammad Haziq.
“He was arrested for driving his truck but was chased by a witness before he could be arrested near the Bukit Bes1 Toll Plaza about 40 kilometers from the scene.
“The 36 -year -old witness then handed over the lorry driver to the police,” he said here today.
Source: KOSMO! ON LINE