Motorcyclist avoids serious harm when tree falls on him

GEORGE TOWN: A man escaped serious injury when a tree fell on him while he was riding his motorcycle near the Jalan Tengah flats here on Sunday (Jan 9) night.

Penang Fire and Rescue Department operations officer Mohd Awis Kharni Abdul Rahman said the department received a call at 11.20pm informing them of the incident.

“A team of firemen from Bayan Baru fire station rushed to the scene and found a tree had fallen onto a car and the victim’s motorcycle. The victim had already been sent to the hospital by passers-by,” he said.

Mohd Awis said an operation was then conducted by his team to cut up the tree with special equipment.

The operation ended at 1.20pm, he added.