ARAU: A motorcyclist was seriously injured in the face after crashing into a car in a road accident at Jalan Mata Ayer-Jejawi here today.
Arau District Police Chief, Superintendent Ahmad Mohsin Md. Rodi said, based on the initial investigation of the 10am incident, the 30-year-old victim was said to be riding a motorcycle behind a car from the direction of Mata Ayer towards Jejawi.
He said, while passing the flyover in Mata Ayer, the driver of a Nissan Grand Livina is believed to be trying to make a U-turn and suddenly turned the car he was driving to the right, causing the victim to have no time to avoid it and crash into the vehicle involved.
“The victim did not have time to avoid due to the distance being too close and hit the front right side of the car.
“The location of the incident is a double-lane road and it is not allowed to make any U-turns,” he said.
In the meantime, Ahmad Mohsin said that following the collision, the victim suffered severe facial injuries and was placed in the red zone of Tuanku Fauziah Hospital (HTF) Kangar for further treatment.
He said that the 42-year-old driver of the car also only suffered minor injuries, namely a cut on his left hand as a result of the incident.
“The case is classified under Section 43(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 and further investigations are currently underway to identify the cause of the incident,” he said. – MESSENGER
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