Freak accident sees motorcyclist lodged in car’s wheel well
SEGAMAT: The firemen manning the emergency lines at the fire station here thought he was being pranked when someone called to report a freak accident.
The caller informed the fireman that a freak accident had occurred and the upper part of a motorcyclist’s torso was lodged in the rear wheel well of a Perodua Myvi following a crash.
The accident which led to the distress call at 2pm today turned out to be true.
Sadly, the 47-year-old motorcycle rider, Wong Boon Chun, died on the spot from the crash.
Segamat fire station chief Muhammad Hazim Abd Razak, who confirmed the incident, said the operations commander found the incident to be true as soon as he arrived on the scene of the accident.
He said a fire tender was despatched to the scene in Jalan Sri Permata 1, here, along with nine firemen from the Segamat and Jementah stations.
“We used a special device called an ‘air bag’ to remove the victim. He was found to have died on the spot by an assistant health officer,” he told the New Straits Times in a statement,
The person driving the Myvi, an 83-year-old man, escaped unhurt.
“The rescue team only left the scene once it was safe,” he said.
Pictures of the accident have been making the rounds on social media platforms today.