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Thursday, September 8, 2011

An outing turned fatal for an elderly man


MIRI: A breakfast outing in Tudan yesterday morning turned fatal for a senior citizen who was hit by a lorry.

The 70-year-old man succumbed to injuries on his head and body.

According to eyewitnesses, a lorry from Tudan heading towards a nearby shopping complex rammed the elderly man.


MIRI: A breakfast outing in Tudan yesterday morning turned fatal for a senior citizen who was hit by a lorry.

The 70-year-old man succumbed to injuries on his head and body.

According to eyewitnesses, a lorry from Tudan heading towards a nearby shopping complex rammed the elderly man.

After the impact, the vehicle allegedly sped off.

Miri Traffic Police have yet to classify the incident as a hit-and-run accident, as they are still waiting for the lorry driver to make a police report.

The 7am incident attracted curious passers-by to the scene.

Medical personnel from Miri Hospital and Miri Traffic personnel rushed to the scene on receiving calls from members of the public.

The man died on the spot and his body was sent to Miri Hospital for an autopsy.

According to the deceased’s brother, who was met at the scene yesterday, it was a daily routine for his brother to go for breakfast with friends at the coffee shops in the area .

After the impact, the vehicle allegedly sped off.

Miri Traffic Police have yet to classify the incident as a hit-and-run accident, as they are still waiting for the lorry driver to make a police report.

The 7am incident attracted curious passers-by to the scene.

Medical personnel from Miri Hospital and Miri Traffic personnel rushed to the scene on receiving calls from members of the public.

The man died on the spot and his body was sent to Miri Hospital for an autopsy.

According to the deceased’s brother, who was met at the scene yesterday, it was a daily routine for his brother to go for breakfast with friends at the coffee shops in the area .

News taken from Borneo Post Online July 26, 2011.

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