MANJUNG: Mariaty Bakar’s dream to send off her newly-wed daughter to the groom’s house tomorrow will forever remain an unfulfilled dream after she was struck dead by a tyre that broke loose from a moving trailer yesterday.
Mariaty, 58, died on the spot.
According to Perak Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department head Supt Wan Jamil Wan Chik, the incident occurred at 6.30pm in front of the woman’s house at Km12 Jalan Ayer Tawar-Beruas, Kampung Bakar Bata here.
“We are in the midst of tracking down the heavy vehicle,” he told Bernama when contacted here today.
The woman’s body was taken to Seri Manjung Hospital for a post-mortem.
Her youngest daughter, Maisuri Ahmad, 24, said she was watching television in the house, while her mother was tending her flowers in the front lawn when the mishap occurred.
“Suddenly, there was a loud bang outside. I rushed out and saw my mother sprawled on the grass…with blood flowing out from her ears,” she said when met at her house here.
Maisuri said several villagers related to her how the flying tyre hit her mother before crashing into a motorcycle and wrecking a sundry shop located 50 metres away.
“The tyre was huge. It needed more than six men to move it onto a police lorry,” she said.
Maisuri said she and her husband returned to her parents house yesterday to join the family’s convoy to send off her newly-wed sister, Mazni, 27, to her groom’s house tomorrow.
“It seems that my mom’s wish to join the convoy to the groom’s house will forever remain a dream. We are deeply saddened but we have to accept the tragedy as fate,” she said. -FMT