YOUNG DRIVERS LUCKY ESCAPE
A local man in his 20s escaped unhurt when his Perodua Kancil car landed on its side after colliding with a Proton Saga at the Kingfisher roundabout along Sulaman Road here around 1pm yesterday.
It was learnt that the driver lost control of his Kancil when the Proton Saga in front suddenly braked at the roundabout.
All the three passengers and the driver of the Proton Saga also escaped unhurt.
“Although the driver of the Kancil escaped unhurt, the roundabout at the area is not safe for motorists,” said an eyewitness of the incident, who declined to be named.
He also said he fully supported the proposal made by Assistant Industrial Development Minister Datuk Hajah Jainab Ahmad that the roundabout be replaced with traffic lights.
“I agree that the size of the roundabout is too big and is therefore dangerous. The authority, especially the Public Works Department (PWD), should act fast to replace the roundabout with traffic lights. Don’t wait until something bad has happened,” he said.
Jainab, who is also the Assemblywoman for Karambunai, has urged the PWD to replace the roundabout with traffic lights. She said this would not only help to reduce the traffic flow but also prevent accidents.
“The traffic congestion is really bad due to the developments at the area such as more new housing estates, shops, 1Borneo and UMS. She also hoped that the PWD would widen the Kingfisher bridge, which is too narrow and dangerous.