Police want answers on killer pothole
By shaza
Created Wednesday, December 7th
Aizat Sharif [1]
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 10:53:00
HULU SELANGOR: Police are still waiting for a report from the highway authority on the death of Constable Mohd Zambri Abd Aziz, 23, who allegedly lost control of his motorcycle after running into a pothole on the North-South Expressway recently.
It has been a week since the fatal accident and police have yet to obtain the report that would shed light into Mohd Zambri’s death.
“A letter was sent to Projek Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan Berhad (PLUS), seeking clarification on the pothole. We want to know how long it has been there and why it was not patched up,” said Hulu Selangor Public Order and Traffic chief ASP Mohd Taib Songoh.
“That area from Tanjung Malim to Bukit Tagar is known to be quite dangerous for motorists, especially during the night or rainy days because the roads are poorly-lit. Visibility is poor and you don’t know the road conditions there, you can’t even see if there are any potholes in front of you,” he said.
Meanwhile, a PLUS corporate communication spokesman said they were still looking into the matter.
“We are waiting for the full report from our Operation Division chief, which is supposed to be released today,” the spokesman said.
Mohd Zambri, who was attached to the Criminal Investigation Department’s D4 Unit in Bukit Aman was riding his Yamaha 135LC along the expressway on Nov 29 when the incident happened at 9.20am.
He accidentally hit a pothole on the slow lane of the highway at KM426.5 near Bukit Beruntung, lost control of his machine and slammed into the divider on the left side of the road.
He died on the spot.