13-year-old Penang youth loses life following motorcycle accident caused by a failed overtaking attempt.
13-year-old Form One student killed in motorcycle accident in Kepala Batas, Penang.
The accident involved another motorcycle ridden by another youth, aged 14.
Both youths collided their motorcycles, leading to the younger 13-year-old’s fatality.
Both youths were reportedly riding motorcycles that belonged to their respective fathers.
Local daily Berita Harian reports that a 13-year-old youth was killed in a motorcycle accident in Kepala Batas, Penang, earlier this week. The Form One student reportedly lost his life following the incident which occurred late Tuesday night.
According to the report, the 13-year-old youth was enroute towards Kepala Batas from Penaga. The incident occurred as said youth attempted to overtake a car. However, whilst on the oncoming lane, said youth came into the path of an oncoming motorcycle that was ridden by another 14-year-old.
The failed overtaking manoeuvre led to both teenagers colliding their motorcycles, which in turn led to the 13-year-old’s death at the accident scene. The other 14-year-old rider, on the other hand, reportedly suffered severe injuries to the legs and body.
According to Seberang Prai Utara District Police Chief ACP Mohd Radzi Ahmad, initial investigations revealed both youths were riding motorcycles belonging to their respective fathers. Reports did not indicate if either parents or the surviving youth will be subjected to charges as yet.