ALOR SETAR, Aug 25 (Bernama) -- A trader died after being hit by a broken tree branch while riding his motorcycle near the Jitra-Kodiang traffic light junction, near Jitra, this morning.
Kubang Pasu district police chief Supt Mohd Ismail Ibrahim said the victim Abdul Halim Mat Isa, 47, from Kampung Pekan, Mukim Kubang Rotan, died about 4pm today, after nearly five hours of receiving treatment at the Jitra Hospital emergency ward.
He said the incident occurred at about 11.50am when the victim was traveling from Jitra town to a roundabout and was hit by a tree branch that had broken due to strong winds and rain.
"The victim was believed to have suffered a head injury and was sent to Jitra Hospital for treatment, but was reported to have died about 4pm," he said in a statement here today.
State Fire Department (JBPM) Assistant Director of Operations Division, Fire Senior Superintendent I Mohamadul Ehsan Mohd Zain said after receiving a call, his personnel rushed to the scene and found the victim trapped under the rubble of a tree.
“A post-mortem will be carried out to determine the cause of death,” he said.
The case is being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.