The victim, in his 60s, tried to avoid the motorcyclist coming from the opposite direction.
A man in his 60s died after being thrown off his Ducati Panigale motorcycle and falling off the flyover on the Sungai Besi – Ulu Kelang Elevated Expressway (SUKE). He was heading towards the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) when the accident occurred yesterday (14 June).
The clip of the incident went viral on social media. A Twitter user @HezeriSamsuri also shared footage of the accident, caught on CCTV camera.
In the clip, a motorcycle was seen going against traffic on the flyover. A few seconds into the video, a Ducati rider was seen avoiding the motorcyclist before losing control. The Ducati rider hit the side divider, was thrown off his bike and fell off the flyover, to his death.
According to findings, the 30-meter height of the fall from the flyover to the ground was approximately the height of a 10-storey building, which is undeniably fatal.
After receiving a report at 1.10 pm yesterday about an accident happening at KM 22.2 on the SUKE highway, police are currently investigating the incident.
According to Ampang Jaya District Police Chief Superintendent Mohd Azam Ismail, “The rider of the Ducati was going through a bend when he swerved to avoid the motorcyclist going against traffic, hitting the left divider before being thrown 30 metres off the flyover,” he said in a media statement.
The victim was found lying face down near a Sungai Klang SMART control station and was pronounced dead at the scene due to the severe leg injuries.Superintendent Mohd Azam Ismail, Ampang Jaya District Police Chief
Meanwhile, the rogue motorcyclist who escaped unscathed is currently being hunted by the police. Azam called for witnesses to come forward to assist in the investigations by contacting Ampang Jaya District Police Headquarters Traffic Investigation Officer Inspector Muhamad Yusaiful Muhamat Basir at 011-1307 8348.
The case is currently being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
On social media, many began to criticize bikers in general who take shortcuts by going against traffic. This not only endangers themselves but other road users too.
Pagi tadi baru kene 3 biji lawan arus kt lorong moto tol sg besi hala KL…nasib baik tak laju & tak banyak moto..bangsat siapa yg jenis lawan arus ni— Mr. D (@dausfiduz) June 14, 2023
kepada riders yang selalu lawan arah from Semarak to Duke highway boleh la ambil pengajaran from this accident. I yang drive lalu situ kadang terkejut, especially waktu malam. Tolonglah beringat sebelum jadi dkt diri sendiri— mi (@amiimrddin) June 14, 2023
Dekat DUKE simpang masuk ke jalan semarak pun ramai rider suka macam ni masuk lawan arah. Sampai nak makan jalan org pun ada, kita pulak kena elak dia— Zul Norizan 🇲🇾 (@mzulfiqor) June 14, 2023
Meanwhile, a Twitter user revealed that the victim was one of her family members and asked the public to give him their thoughts and prayers.
it is my sil’s father, al-fatihah uncle fadzil.— qilš (@aqilahnizams) June 14, 2023
you’re such a good father/uncle and always welcoming our family whenever we see each other.
to the motorcyclist, i hope you can be RESPONSIBLE to this. a family lost a good father because of YOU. https://t.co/1YaqdQpKdn