In my most recent letter to JKR and GCD, I warned that accidents are waiting to happen at the Jalan Telok Gong exit. One does not have to be a rocket scientist to figure this out but I said it anyway.
Traffic lights and speed humps are by no means a panacea for an accident-free zone because there will always be reckless drivers who use handphones while driving or or loses their patience at a red light. Nevertheless every reasonable effort should be taken by both JKR and GCD to make Glenmarie Cove a safe place to live in. Sitting in an office and haggling over a traffic consultants’ report cannot resolve a real life dilemma.
Well, an accident did happen this morning at about 8:00 AM and below are some pictures. The passenger in the smaller car was taken to a nearby hospital as blood was trickling down the side of her face. A colleague at the scene told me that it is quite serious. Let us all pray and hope she will be alright. The young driver from Glenmarie Cove was so visibly shaken. Thank God that she is alright.
Do they have to wait until someone dies before they begin to make it a safe exit?
As for Glenmarie folks I will implore you all to write in your personal capacity to JKR and GCD to demand for action to make it safer for us. I know that is a waste of my time to expect many of you will do that. The next time it happens, it could be you or your family member.
Update 12:30PM 1 October, 2012:
Official letter to JKR and GCD/DRB (English version). The Bahasa version that was sent can be found in the box.net widget on the right sidebar (filename: GCROA-JKR_4_BM).
At around 8:00 AM on 1 October, 2012 an accident happened at the Jalan Telok Gong exit of Glenmarie Cove.
Please refer to the attached pictures. The passenger in the smaller car was taken a nearby hospital as blood was seen trickling down the side of her face. The driver of the car from Glenmarie Cove was unhurt but very shaken by the incident and was taken to the hospital’s outpatient department for shock. There are no other reports of injury to other persons.
In our previous letter to you, we warned that accidents are waiting to happen at the Jalan Telok Gong exit of Glenmarie Cove. If ordinary people like us know that, experts like yourselves can only know better. So what does it really take before you do something about this danger residents and the public face?
Does someone really have to die before action is taken?”