11-Year-Old Girl Was Killed By A Taxi Driver Who Allegedly Made An Illegal Turn In Bangsar
An 11-year-old motorcycle passenger was hit and killed in a car accident on Jalan Maarof, Bangsar at 7am today, 23 January
According to a Facebook post by Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil published today, the girl's elder brother was riding the motorcycle heading towards Jalan Bangkung from Jalan Maarof when a car crashed into them near the Jalan Tandok junction.
Police and emergency response vehicles immediately rushed to the site.
According to the post, the taxi driver had allegedly made an illegal turn and crashed into the motorcycle.
The girl, Athierah Batricesya, reportedly died at the scene.
However, her 18-year-old brother survived with minor bruises.
"Her brother (Amzar Hazieq Azizi) suffered bruises to his left leg," Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Asst Comm Zulkefly Yahya was quoted as saying by The Star.
He added that the taxi driver did not sustain any injuries.
The MP has since asked Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) to urgently review the turning to prevent future accidents
"Based on these preliminary findings, I've asked DBKL to urgently review the lower portion of the Midvalley ramp that goes into Jalan Maarof to make sure cars or other vehicles cannot make that turn to go into Jalan Tandok," Fahmi wrote.
"It's just too dangerous, and the plastic bollards are not effective."
Additionally, the Lembah Pantai MP said that he is in the process of getting DBKL or developer PHB to set up a pedestrian bridge or crossing so that people can walk to and from the Bangsar LRT station and Jalan Tandok or Jalan Riong.