Recently, Malaysian politician YB Khairy Jamaluddin suffered minor injuries after a run-in with a pothole while cycling at the Kampung Seri Chendering area in Banting.
Photo via New Straits Times
Just less than a week after, a far worse tragedy occurred when a 75-year-old motorcyclist was killed after crashing into a giant pothole in KL.
According to the New Straits Times, the victim, known as Ho Yan Fee, was riding his motorcycle from Taman Connaught to Mid Valley.
Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) chief Assistant Commissioner Zulkefly Yahya said the incident happened at around 7:30 am on Sunday (3 December).
Ho was coming from the direction of Pandan Perdana and plying through the middle lane of a three-lane stretch when he crashed into the pothole.
The impact caused Ho to be thrown off his motorcycle and he landed about 30 metres away, “Initial investigation revealed that the crash did not involve other vehicles. Checks at the scene showed that the accident was caused by the pothole in the centre lane.”
His body was taken to the UKM Canselor Tuanku Muhriz Hospital for postmortem.
Malaysian road users are also taking it to Twitter to urge the relevant authorities to look into the matter.
Hopefully, the authorities will look into this issue to avoid any more accidents and deaths in the future.
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat