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Car ploughs into 2 motorcyclists under flyover, 1 dead, another seriously injured

BUTTERWORTH: A PLUS Malaysia Bhd (PLUS) employee died after a Perodua MyVi ploughed into his motorcycle when he was seeking shelter from the rain under a flyover early this morning.
Abdul Fadhil Abdul Razak, 29, had stopped to put on his raincoat and was getting on his machine when the car, driven by a 67-year-old security guard, ploughed into him and another motorcyclist in the 6am incident.
Fadhil died instantly due to serious injuries while the other motorcyclist, identified as R.G. Maheswari, 55, who was self-employed, suffered serious injuries. She was rushed to the Seberang Jaya Hospital for treatment.
Seberang Prai Tengah district police chief Assistant Commissioner Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said initial investigations at the scene revealed that the car from Seberang Jaya heading towards the Prai Industrial Area, had skidded and ploughed into the two motorcyclists under the flyover.
"The female motorcyclist was injured and rushed to the hospital for treatment, while Fadhil died instantly at the scene.
"His remains have been sent to the hospital for a post-mortem," he said, adding that the case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
Met at the Seberang Jaya Hospital forensic unit, Fadhil's father, Abdul Razak Talib, 65, said he was told that the car ploughed into his son before slamming into the concrete divider.
Razak said he knew of the incident when he got a call from Fadhil's cell phone.
"I was praying then and had noticed several miss calls on my phone from his number. When I called back, someone answered the phone and told me my son was killed in an accident.
"This is just so devastating. We lost him just like that. However, we have to accept that this is fated," he said.
Razak said Fadhil was a very affectionate son and much loved by his two elder siblings and other family members.
He said the last time he met his son was on 10pm on Wednesday at his home in Taman Sutera here.
"Fadhil is renting a house just a few blocks away from mine. He is always at our home to visit me and my wife besides helping us at our eatery," he added.
Fadhil leaves behind a wife and a three-year-old son.

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