I TRAVEL by motorcycle on the Shah Alam-Puchong (Hicom) Highway every day from my house in Semenyih to my office in Taman Sentosa, Klang and back again.
On Friday last week, I accidentally rode over a pothole near Hicom Glenmarie and was knocked out cold.
I woke up in a ward in Hospital Tunku Ampuan Rahimah Klang with bruises on my left cheek, knee and elbow.
According to the doctor who treated me, I might have suffered some fractures too.
I will be undergoing a check-up this week to confirm whether surgery is required on my left cheek.
I was discharged on Saturday evening and given six days’ medical leave, which is really not my idea of relaxing.
I found out from the Good Samaritan who helped me that morning where the accident had happened. He was also a motorcyclist.
My daughter and son in-law arranged for a tow truck to take my motorcycle from the site of the accident back to Semenyih.
They told me they were surprised at seeing that the pothole had been repaired when they went to get the motorcycle.
It seemed the job was done on the day of my accident. Why couldn’t the repairs have been done earlier?
There are still many potholes along the road in that area that are posing danger to innocent drivers/motorcyclists or other road users.
I would like the authority concerned, whether the local council or public works department, to repair these potholes as soon as possible before someone else ends up like me.
What are the rights of road users, especially motorcyclists, who suffer serious injuries in accidents caused by potholes and other traffic hazards?