Food Delivery Driver Dies In Pot Hole Crash
The 31-year old victim who goes by Hew Yoong Le from Kampung Chempaka, was riding his motorcycle on Jalan PJU7/2, near the Curve shopping centre, when the accident occurred at about 1.15pm.
Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said the motorcyclist was approaching a traffic light when he rode into the pothole before losing control of his motorcycle and crashing.
He said the victim was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene, and his body was sent to Universiti Malaya Medical Centre for post-mortem.
From videos of the accident taken by passers-by and shared on social media, the victim appeared to have suffered serious head injuries.
He urged authorities to fix potholes, adding that motorcyclists are not “seeking clean roads but evenly-built roads”.
The perils of potholes is a deadly risk faced by motorcyclists who ply the roads, especially in the Klang Valley. Pothole-related accidents have been aplenty over the years, causing death, injury and damage to vehicles.