KUALA LUMPUR – A triple gold medalist Paralympian sprinter Mohammad Azlan Mat Lazin, 25, died in a road accident in Jalan Serdang Raya this afternoon.
The Terengganu-born athlete was believed to have died on the spot due to serious head injuries and a broken right arm.
It is learnt that in the 1.45pm accident, Mohammad Azlan had come out from a junction on his Yamaha 125Z motorcycle before taking to the right side of a road heading towards Bukit Jalil.
â€œHe was believed to have lost control of his motorcycle when a Toyota Hiace grazed his machine.
The impact of the crash caused him to be thrown off from his bike before he landed on the pavement. His motorcycle fell into a monsoon drain,â€ said a source.
“The 43-year-old Toyota Hiace driver has been detained to assist in investigations,” he said.
Mohammad Azlan, won three gold medals in athletics in the menâ€™s 100m T38, 200m T36 and 400m T36 events during the Asian Paralympic Games in Incheon, South Korea, October last year.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak via his Twitter account (@NajibRazak) conveyed his heartfelt condolences to Mohammad Azlanâ€™s family.
Meanwhile, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin relayed the bad news and conveyed his heartfelt condolence in his Tweeter account @Khairykj. – NST Online