Good morning, and welcome to one of the more terrifying daily possibilities hanging over your head when you leave your house and get into your car: a sinkhole swallowing up you, and your vehicle, with little to no warning.
One driver was lucky to escape with her life on Sunday night after a three-meter-wide sinkhole abruptly opened up on Kuala Lumpur’s Jalan Maharajalela, near Stadium Merdeka, and her yellow Perodua Myvi plunged right in.
The 42-year-old female driver was uninjured in the incident, which took place around 11:30pm.
As remote as the possibility of a vast, gaping hole suddenly opening up on the freeway may appear at first blush, it’s actually not the first time such a thing has happened in KL.
In 2014, a massive sinkhole appeared along Jalan Imbi as contractors worked on a nearby MRT station, causing massive traffic disruptions that lasted for months.