Pillion rider dragged to death by container truck

PHOTO: Berita Harian

GEORGE TOWN: A 73-year-old motorcycle pillion rider was killed on the spot in a collision with a container truck at Batu Uban.

Chiang Kim Hiang fell on the road and the container truck dragged her for about 50m.

The truck was heading to Bayan Lepas in Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah when the 78-year-old rider of the motorcycle who was heading in the same direction hit the side of the truck.

The accident happened at about 11.30am at the traffic light junction of Batu Uban and Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah.

The motorcycle rider escaped with injuries and was rushed to Penang Hospital.

The 35-year-old truck driver was unhurt and police are investigating the case.