KOTA KINABALU: A motorcyclist died in an accident involving a Honda motorcycle, Toyota Hiace van, and Proton Saga vehicle at Jalan Bantayan/Kionsom, near Wisma Gaya Sport, early this morning.
The victim, Nerrel Esau Gidong, 21, from Kg. Bambangan, Inanam, died while being rushed to the hospital for treatment.
District Police Chief, ACP M. Chandra, said initial investigation discovered that the accident happened when the motorcyclist coming from Inanam heading to Kg. Bantayan hit the back rear side of a school van which was entering the main road (after picking up school children), causing the motorcyclist to lose control and plunged towards the opposite lane.
At the same time a Proton Saga vehicle was coming from the opposite direction (from Kg. Bantayan) and was not able to stop the vehicle in time before hitting the motorcyclist.
“Initial investigation also found that the accident was caused by the van driver’s negligence while entering the main road and did not give way for the motorcyclist to pass by, leading to the collision,” he said. -SayangSabah