GEORGE TOWN - An avid cyclist who was heading towards Batu Ferringhi died some 20 minutes after he was involved in an accident with a motorcycle near Jalan Evergreen 4 here.
Khaw Chun Kok, 64, was unconscious after the collision at about 6.30am yesterday. He was rushed to a private hospital nearby where he was certified dead.
Khaw, who was fondly known as Peter, lived in Air Itam and was said to be cycling with his two friends when the accident occurred.
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the motorcyclist had yet to lodge a police report.
"The accident is investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving," he said.
Meanwhile, Khaw's Facebook profile was inundated with condolence messages from his friends.
Ooi Sin Keag wrote: "I really respect you as a friend and as a professional sportsman. Every time I saw your training pictures, they inspired me. You will be dearly missed, Mr Peter Khaw. Our sincere condolences to the Khaw family."
Bernadette Ackman wrote: "My deepest sympathy to Peter's family. He was an inspiration to us all and the proudest family man I knew. RIP fellow warrior and champion."
It was learnt that Khaw was an avid cyclist, runner and hiker who participated in many sporting events. He would usually hike to Point 5 of the Penang Municipal Park hiking trail.