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Tractor runs over cyclist in accident near Tawau

TAWAU: A cyclist was killed when he was run over by a tractor carrying oil palm seeds at Batu 17 Tass, at the entrance of Block 31 near here today. District police chief ACP Fadil Marsus said the 18-year-old victim, died on the spot in the 7am incident.
“The incident occurred when the driver of the tractor tried to avoid a vehicle which suddenly stopped in the opposite direction.
“At the same time he was unaware of the presence of the cyclist on the right side of his tractor.
“The rear of the tractor grazed the front of the bicycle, causing the victim to fall,” he said in a statement.
He added the tractor then unfortunately ran over the victim’s head. –BERNAMA

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