SEREMBAN – The Public Works Department (PWD) will study the need to upgrade the Bahau-Keratong road, Jempol after receiving the report on the statistics of accidents there.
Its director-general Datuk Seri Dr Roslan Md Taha said the Road Specialist Division at the PWD headquarters was looking into the matter.
“We are getting the report on the statistics of accidents there from the police. If the study finds that the road needs to be widened, then further action will be taken. All these have not been decided yet.
“I hope that by next Wednesday, we will know the action that is being proposed. I admit there are some parts of the road that need to be upgraded,” he told Bernama here today.
He was asked to comment on whether there was a need to upgrade the road, said to be narrow and undulating, in the light of last Sunday’s four-vehicle accident which killed eight people.
In the accident at 2.20 pm, the six in a family who died while travelling in a Proton Exora car were the driver Wan Mohd Fauzi Wan Mohd Ibrahim, 52, his wife Masnoraida M Yussof, 44, and their four children – Wan Muhammad Muhaimmin, 21, Wan Athira, 18, Wan Mohd Ammar Haziq, 13, and Wan Nur Aiesya, 7.
Two others who died were the driver and passenger of a Perodua Myvi, Osman Mohamed Taip and his wife Rosniza Othman, while their son, Muhammad Alif Thaqif Osman, 3, suffered injuries and is being treated at Tuanku Ampuan Najihah Hospital in Kuala Pilah.
Roslan said many motorists ignored the speed limit of 90 km per hour along the road.
“There are motorists who drive fast, beyond the speed limit,” he said. – BERNAMA