29-Year-Old Motorcyclist From S’pore Passes Away In Johor Highway Accident, Family Seeks Footage

Motorcyclist Dies In Johor Highway Accident On 2 Feb

An accident involving a lorry and a Singapore-registered motorcycle on the North-South Expressway — a highway in Johor, Malaysia — claimed the life of 29-year-old motorcyclist Maverick Lim on Friday (2 Feb).

Source: Nigel Lim on Facebook

While other families are preparing for Chinese New Year (CNY), his family is now scrambling to gather footage of the accident so they can piece together what happened.

Motorcyclist involved in accident with lorry on Johor highway

A day trip to get food in Malacca, Malaysia with two friends turned into tragedy when a lorry crashed into a motorcycle on Friday (2 Feb) afternoon.

The accident that happened at around 12.15pm to 12.30pm damaged the bike quite badly, ripping off nearly the entire front part near the handlebars.

Noticeably, the bike carried a Singapore-registered licence plate.

Its rider, Maverick Lim, 29, did not make it out alive.

His brothers Nigel and Patrick have since taken to Facebook and Instagram in hopes of acquiring footage of the accident.

Lorry driver allegedly went into motorcycle lane

In a Facebook post on Saturday (3 Feb), user Nigel Lim published an appeal for footage of a fatal accident involving his brother.

Source: Nigel Lim on Facebook

According to him, the hit-and-run accident occurred along the North-South Expressway in Malaysia, specifically at KM53.3 of Simpang Renggam.

Source: Nigel Lim on Facebook

Nigel claimed that a lorry had entered the motorcycle lane and collided with his brother’s motorcycle, resulting in the latter’s death.

For context, some roads in Malaysia including expressways have designated lanes exclusively for motorcycles, as detailed by the Malaysian Public Work Department.

Impact almost immediate & fatal

A family friend, who wishes to remain anonymous, told MS News that the truck or lorry had likely been driving at high speed while changing lanes.

The impact of the collision was thus “almost immediate and fatal”.

An ambulance arrived only about an hour later and was able to provide medical assistance but Maverick eventually succumbed to his injuries.

Commenting on his post appealing for witnesses, Instagram user Husain claimed that the lorry driver had surrendered himself to the police.

Source: Instagram

Another user, Alvin, who identified himself as Maverick’s acquaintance, later wrote that the driver is now alleging that the motorcycle hit him instead.

As of this morning (4 Feb), they are still appealing for footage to shed light on what actually happened.

Family appeals for accident footage

As there are no cameras on the highway and no information from Malaysian police yet, Maverick’s family is desperately appealing for footage of the accident.

Anyone who can help can contact his brother Nigel via Facebook or his phone number at +65 8138 8087.

MS News has reached out to Nigel for comments. Meanwhile, Maverick’s other brother, Patrick, 35 confirmed with MS News that police investigations into the incident are ongoing.

He also shared that his late brother was wearing a gold chain and gold abacus ring that wasn’t found on his body when they collected it. The family is willing to offer a reward if the items are found or returned.

Maverick’s wake will be held at Pasir Ris till Tuesday (6 Feb).

Source: Nigel Lim on Facebook

Prayers will be conducted at 7pm on Monday (5 Feb), after which the cortege will leave for Mandai Crematorium at 12pm on Tuesday (6 Feb).

Also read: 2 S’poreans & 1 PR Killed In Head-On Collision With Lorry In Johor, Another 2 Injured

2 S’poreans & 1 PR Killed In Head-On Collision With Lorry In Johor, Another 2 Injured

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Featured image adapted from Nigel Lim on Facebook and Maverick Lim on Facebook.

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