KUANTAN - A 61-year-old Singaporean was killed on the spot when his high-powered motorcycle crashed in Pahang, local media in Malaysia reported.
Mr Ooi Hong Kim suffered injuries to his head and body in the accident which happened on a road near Kuala Lipis at about 5.30pm last Friday, Bernama news agency reported.
Mr Ooi had been travelling in a motorcycle convoy from Singapore towards Ipoh with a group of seven friends. He was said to have lagged far behind the convoy before he lost control of the motorcycle.
Kuala Lipis police chief Abdul Razak Hassan was quoted by Bernama as saying that Mr Ooi's friend, Mr Melvin Lee Liang Shin, 34, had realised that Mr Ooi had fallen behind, and alerted the rest of the group.
They quickly turned back to look for him.
That was when they found a group of villagers trying to lift Mr Ooi after he crashed into the vegetation in a forested area.
"The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. His body was sent to the Kuala Lipis Hospital for post-mortem," the police chief said.
Investigations showed that the road surface was dry and the weather was good at the time of the accident, and that Mr Ooi was wearing full safety gear for riding, he added.
Mr Ooi's body will be sent back to Singapore after an autopsy, he said.
Last month, a Singaporean woman was killed in an accident in Pahang which also left three of her family members injured.
Their car had collided with another along Jalan Pekan-Nenasi when they were heading to Johor Baru from Terengganu.
She died while receiving treatment.
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