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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

JPJ officer on duty dies after being hit by lorry

Officer Mohd Ridzuan Md Yusof, 34, was hit by the vehicle during an inspection of vehicles near the Setia Alam toll plaza.
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SHAH ALAM: A Road Transport Department (JPJ) officer was killed after being hit by a trailer lorry during an inspection of vehicles near the Setia Alam toll plaza here today.
Shah Alam police chief ACP Shafien Mamat said Mohd Ridzuan Md Yusof, 34, was hit by the vehicle as the driver was re-entering the highway after a stop in the emergency lane to make a phone call.
“During the incident, the victim was conducting a routine inspection with three other JPJ enforcement officers.
“He was on his way to return the driving licence of another truck driver who had been stopped for inspection.
“An initial investigation revealed that the trailer lorry had stopped behind a container lorry to make the phone call.
“It is believed the driver of the lorry was looking the other way and may not have noticed the victim in front of the vehicle and unknowingly hit him,” he told reporters here today.
Shafien said Ridzuan, who suffered severe head injuries, died at the scene.
He said the 68-year-old lorry driver has been remanded for further investigation.
Ridzuan’s body was sent to the Shah Alam Hospital.
JPJ deputy director-general (management) Wan Ahmad Uzir Wan Sulaiman said Ridzuan had served at the Selangor JPJ for five years and had excelled in his duties and was very disciplined.
He said the news of Ridzuan’s death had been conveyed to his wife, who is six months’ pregnant, in Malacca. She has a four-year-old daughter.
JPJ director-general Nadzri Siron, who paid his last respects to Ridzuan at the hospital, said he would be buried in Bukit Rambai, Malacca.
“All of us at JPJ are deeply saddened by this unexpected incident and all staff are advised to be extra cautious while performing their duties.” -FMT

1 comment:

  1. It was reported in The Sun Daily that the victim's colleague gave the 68-year-old trailer lorry driver the green light to leave the place. So WHY didn't they remand the victim's colleague(s) as well?

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