A 50-year-old policemen died in an accident in front of the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Jalan Sungai Dua, Penang here today morning. The incident that took place around 9am, Corporal Azmi Ariffin, who was heading towards Jalan Batu Uban, lost control of his vehicle and veered into oncoming traffic. At the same time, a car coming out of USM using the same stretch knocked into the victim.
The victim suffered severe head injuries and died on the spot. Northeast district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mior Farid Alathrash Wahid said the case would be investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.