Published on: Friday, January 25, 2013
According to an eyewitness, the 21-year-old woman known only as Norsilah was crossing the road next to the Kota Kinabalu International Airport with another friend at 5.30pm Thursday.
Their attempt failed when they almost ran straight into a motorcyclist who stepped on his emergency brakes to avoid hitting them, which some how ended with her getting caught on the front wheel of the motorcycle.
It was learnt that the motorcycle was heading towards Kota Kinabalu from the Putatan direction.
"The impact resulted in both the motorcyclist who is in his 50s and the woman crashing onto the road," said the eyewitness, adding that they were later helped to the side of the road by passers-by.
Both were then rushed to the hospital by an ambulance after their sustained minor injuries to their legs and arms.
Another accident involving a motorcyclist and a Proton Saga driven by an elderly man occurred along the Kinarut-Papar road at 1pm, also on Thursday.
According to an eyewitness, the Proton Saga was heading towards Kota Kinabalu from Papar when the motorcyclist who was heading the opposite direction made a sudden turn at a junction, resulting in him slamming into the front side of the Proton.
The Proton driver escaped injuries, while the motorcyclist sustained minor injuries to his face, arms and legs.
Meanwhile, at 6pm on Wednesday, another motorcyclist heading towards Kota Kinabalu from Tuaran slammed into a lorry that was about to enter a junction near a petrol kiosk in Tuaran.
District Police Chief DSP Zaharudin Rasip said the impact resulted in the motorcyclist being rushed to the hospital for minor facial injuries and was allowed to leave the ward on Thursday, while the lorry driver escaped injuries.