BUTTERWORTH, Aug 8 (Bernama) -- A fatal accident involving a motorcycle and
a trailer on the Penang Bridge this morning held up hundreds of motorists,
bringing traffic almost to a standstill for more than four hours at the
North-South Expressway from Sungai Dua to the bridge.
State Traffic chief DSP Abdul Rahim Md Din said the accident which killed
the 52-year-old motorcyclist happened at 6.50am on the lane heading towards the
The motorcyclist, Azhar Pakwanteh, died on the spot due to severe injuries,
He was from Lunas in Kedah and was on his way to work at a factory in Bayan
Lepas, Abdul Rahim said.
His body was sent to the Seberang Jaya Hospital.
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