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A woman tragically died after sending her son to school when the motorcycle she was riding was dragged by a trailer for 10 meters at KM 57, Jalan Ipoh-Kuala Lumpur, Tapah today (Aug 12).
According to a report by Utusan Malaysia, the incident happened at around 7.15am on the Sungai Batang Padang Bridge.
The victim, Shahriza Ishak, 39, suffered serious head injuries after being dragged by a heavy vehicle.
Tapah District Police Chief Wan Azharuddin Wan Ismail said the victim, riding a Honda Wave motorcycle, was on her way home to pick up her other child to be sent to school.
He explained that the accident occurred when the woman’s motorcycle collided with the trailer.
It caused the victim to fall on the road and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A urine test found the 36-year-old tow truck driver tested positive for methamphetamine, and the man was detained for further investigation.
Meanwhile, the car involved in the accident was detained for control by Puspakom.
Further investigations were carried out under section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
The victim left behind a husband and four children.
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