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A tragic accident involving a bicycle and a garbage truck causing a 13-year-old cyclist to die on the spot took place at Persiaran Hamzah Alang in Klang this Wednesday (7 Sept) at 3.30 pm.
Teen and Bicycle Ran Over
Dashcam footage from a car right behind the garbage truck was published on Facebook and went viral earlier.
The 24-second video shows that the teenager was knocked down by a garbage truck while riding his bicycle with a group of friends.
The lorry was seen driving as usual on the road until a group of cyclists was trying to turn into the main road before it ran over one of them and his bicycle.
Another 36-second video shows the driver stopping his lorry and checking on the victim. The teenager’s friends and some onlookers were seen running towards the scene too.
Died On The Spot
Berita Harian reported that North Klang District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner S Vijaya Rao said investigations found that the form 1 student from SMK Tengku Idris Shah Kapar was coming from his grandfather’s house at Jalan Nenas when the incident took place.
“The garbage truck from the Kapar direction had too little time to react and avoid the victim.”
He added that the badly injured victim was confirmed dead at the scene.
His body was taken to the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital (HTAR) for autopsy.
Calling for Witnesses
The police are now urging the victim’s friends and any witnesses of the incident to come forward and file a police report to help with the investigation.
“The investigation is still ongoing, and the 26-year-old garbage truck driver’s statement has been recorded,” he said.
The case was investigated in accordance with Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act (APJ) 1987.
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Cover image via Facebook