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Pedestrian killed in Tawau mishap
Published on: Saturday, June 08, 2024
By: Lagatah Toyos
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Pedestrian killed in Tawau mishap
District police chief here, ACP Jasmin Hussin said the man was reported to have died at the scene due to severe head injuries while the lorry driver, 45, was unhurt. - pix for illustration purposes only
TAWAU: A 44-year-old pedestrian believed to be mentally ill was killed after being hit by a lorry at Mile 3 Jalan Apas at 4.30am, Thursday.

District police chief here, ACP Jasmin Hussin said the man was reported to have died at the scene due to severe head injuries while the lorry driver, 45, was unhurt.

According to him, the accident occurred when the lorry driver was heading from Taman Kuhara Jaya towards Pekan Semporna.

“While the lorry was on the right lane, a pedestrian appeared out of a sudden. The driver could not avoid hitting the man,” he said, Friday.

Jasmin said further investigation by police found that the victim was a mental patient who had a disabled person (OKU) card. 

He said investigation would be conducted under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

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