We cannot stress how important it is to use the infant car seat for your babies when driving. Having your baby sit on your lap while you or another person drive is the worst possible way to ensure your baby’s safety!
A freak accident on March 11 night at Kilometre 19.3 Jalan Seremban -Simpang Pertang claimed the life of a nine-month-old baby girl. A total of three cares were reportedly involved in the fatal accident.
According to NST, the deceased’s mother, Lim Hui Chee, 25, was driving a Toyota Vios heading back from Seremban to Titi when she lost control of the car. Her baby was reportedly sitting in the front seat and being held by her father when they had the accident.
Jelebu Deputy Chief of Police, Deputy Superintendent Kamarul Rizal Jenal said,
“The victim lost control of her car when she took a turn and crossed into the opposite lane of incoming traffic before colling with a Honda Civic coming from Kuala Klawang.
“The victim’s car is believed to have spun several times before being hit by a Proton Saga which was also coming from the Kuala Klawang direction. Because of the impact of the accident, Wong Qan Ton, who was at that time being held by her father Wong Ting Sing, 26, was thrown out of the car into the middle of the road.”
The victims of the accidents were rushed to the hospital as the driver of the Proton Saga, Luqman Al Hakim Fouzar, 23, from Simpang Durian sustained neck injuries while the driver and passenger of the Honda Civic escaped unscathed.
The infant was sent to Jelebu Hospital before being referred to Tuanku Jaafar Hospital (HTJ) where doctors tried their best to save her but to no avail.
Sadly, she was pronounced dead the following morning at about 7.50 am following severe head injuries.
The police are currently investigating the accident under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
Netizens were shocked at the accident and started tagging their friends to remind them about the importance of using infant car seats. Please think of the safety of your little one. I know you can’t resist not being able to hold them while you drive, but it’s for their own safety!
What’s your take on this?
(Source: New Straits Times / WOB)