Biker faced fiery end after M'sian highway accident
A rider of a high-powered motorcycle was burned to death, while another big biker was killed after being hit by a car in a horrific accident along the Karak Highway in Malaysia yesterday (Oct 19).
Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director of operations Mohd Sani Harul told The Star that a fire engine and seven firemen were dispatched to the scene after the accident which occurred at around 11.20am along the 26.5 km mark of the highway.
“When they arrived, they found one of the motorcycles had caught fire with the rider still pinned beneath the machine. The other rider was pinned under a Honda City.” - Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director of operations Mohd Sani Harul
Mohd Sani Harul said the accident brought traffic to a near standstill, with rubberneckers slowing down to catch a glimpse of the accident.
Federal traffic police chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Fuad Abdul Latiff said the accident occurred when two motorcyclists stopped in the centre lane because a lorry was blocking the road.
“Another motorcycle then hit the two motorcyclists before catching fire, with one of the big bikers pinned under the burning machine.
“Then, another motorcycle, believed to be riding at high speed, grazed a Toyota Camry and Toyota Vios before the rider was flung off his machine and under a Honda City, which had stopped in the emergency lane to avoid the fire,” he said yesterday.
He said the rider who was pinned under the burning machine and the one who was flung under the car both died at the scene.
“The two other riders in the initial collision were sent to Selayang Hospital with severe injuries.”