Singaporean among three killed in motorcycle accident in Malaysia

One of the motorcycles involved in the crash.
One of the motorcycles involved in the crash.PHOTO: THE STAR / ASIA NEWS NETWORK

KLUANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Three people including a Singaporean died on the spot in an accident in Malaysia involving three motorcycles along the Jalan Batu Pahat-Mersing federal route.

Kluang district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohamad Laham said the incident occurred at KM45 of the stretch at about 12.40am on Monday (Sept 12).  

He said Mohamed Hassan Ali, 65, a farmer, was with his son-in-law Noraripen Surni, 48, a Singaporean, who was riding pillion, when their motorcycle collided with another motorcyclist, Muhamad Hafiz Ghazali, 21.  

"Mohamed Hassan was exiting from a junction at Taman Ria when he collided with Muhamad Hafiz, who was heading to Ayer Hitam from Kluang.  

"Another motorcyclist Muhammad Ekmal Yussry Md Yassin, who was riding behind Muhamad Hafiz, also failed to brake in time and rammed into the vehicles," Assistant Commissioner Mohamad Laham said in statement on Monday.  

He said Muhammad Ekmal was rushed to the Kluang Hospital for treatment.  

He also said investigations revealed that the two-lane road was in good condition and the area was well lit, adding that the case has been classified under the Road Transport Act as reckless driving.