Lorry in hit-and-run kills elderly man

KOTA KINABALU - An elderly man died after being flung a distance to the sidewalk following a hit-and-run accident involving a lorry at the Inanam township near here.

Ayau Lobinjang, 70, from Kampung Bantayan, Inanam, was killed on the spot after the impact of the crash sent him flying into the air and landing several metres to the sidewalk.

Deputy city police chief Supt Mohd Azhar Hamin said the man was believed to be crossing the road when the accident occurred at about 8.20am yesterday.

"We are looking for the lorry driver and are urging those who witnessed the incident to come forward and help in investigations," he said.

The victim's family had been notified and his body was sent to the district hospital for a post-mortem.