Tragic Collision Claims Life of 60-Year-Old Motorcyclist in Bintulu


Fatal Accident at Mile 12, Jalan Bintulu-Miri

Tragic Collision Claims Life of 60-Year-Old Motorcyclist in Bintulu
Tragic Collision Claims Life of 60-Year-Old Motorcyclist in Bintulu

Emergency Response and Victim Identification

BINTULU (July 4) — A devastating accident occurred early this morning at Mile 12, Jalan Bintulu-Miri, claiming the life of a 60-year-old motorcyclist. The victim, identified as Tang Ujum, was pronounced dead at the scene after a collision with a bus.

Firefighters Respond to Distress Call

The Bintulu Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) received a distress call at 7:07 AM, prompting an immediate response. Bomba Bintulu zone chief, Wan Kamaruddin Wan Ahmad, provided a detailed account of the emergency operation.

“When firefighters arrived at the scene, they saw a victim trapped beneath a bus following the accident. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by medical staff,” Wan Kamaruddin stated in an official press release.

Accident Scene and Immediate Aftermath

Upon arrival, emergency personnel found the motorcyclist pinned under the bus. The situation required delicate and precise efforts to extricate the victim. Despite the swift response, medical staff could only confirm Tang Ujum’s death on-site.

Authorities and Investigation

Following the tragic accident, the body of Tang Ujum was handed over to the police for further action. Law enforcement agencies are now tasked with investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision to determine its cause and any potential liabilities.

Road Safety Concerns in Bintulu

Increasing Incidents on Jalan Bintulu-Miri

This unfortunate event highlights growing concerns over road safety in the region. Jalan Bintulu-Miri, a major thoroughfare, has witnessed an uptick in traffic incidents. Local authorities have been urged to enhance safety measures to prevent such tragedies.

Community Reactions

The local community has expressed their sorrow and condolences to the family of Tang Ujum. Many residents are calling for increased road safety awareness and stricter enforcement of traffic regulations to protect both motorists and pedestrians.

Expert Opinions on Road Safety

Transport safety experts emphasize the importance of adhering to traffic rules and using protective gear, especially for motorcyclists. They advocate for better infrastructure, such as dedicated lanes for motorcycles, to reduce the risk of accidents.

Ongoing Efforts by Authorities

In response to the rising number of accidents, the Bintulu Fire and Rescue Department, along with other emergency services, are intensifying their efforts to respond more swiftly to such incidents. The department also plans to conduct safety awareness campaigns in collaboration with local law enforcement.


A Call for Action

The tragic death of Tang Ujum serves as a stark reminder of the importance of road safety. It calls for immediate action from both authorities and the community to work together in preventing future accidents. Enhanced safety measures, increased public awareness, and strict enforcement of traffic laws are crucial steps towards ensuring safer roads for everyone.


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