A woman died after being run over by a lorry loaded with stones at Simpang Tiga Kampung Kilang Ubi, near here, today.
The incident is believed to have happened at 9am when the victim, Nor Nazirah Jamaluddin, 41, was riding a bicycle alone.
However, upon arriving at the scene, a lorry carrying a load of stones that turned left was believed not to have noticed the victim who was pedaling a bicycle and hit him until the victim and his bicycle sank under the lorry.
According to Sik District Police Chief, Deputy Superintendent Abdull Razak Osman, the victim was confirmed dead by Sik Hospital staff who arrived at the location soon after.
“The victim who suffered severe injuries to the body and legs died at the scene.
“The victim’s body was sent to Sik Hospital for autopsy,” he said.
According to Abdull Razak, the lorry driver was not injured.
The case is being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for causing death by reckless or dangerous driving.