Freak road accident kills nine-month-old baby in Malaysia

JELEBU, MALAYSIA - A freak accident on the Jalan Seremban-Simpang Pertang federal road in Malaysia's Negeri Sembilan last night left a nine-month-old baby girl dead after she was flung out of her mother's car following a collision.

The accident involving three vehicles took place at 7.30pm, Jelebu Deputy Chief of Police Kamarul Rizal Jenal said, reported The New Straits Times.

The mother of the baby, Ms Lim Hui Chee, 25, was driving a Toyota Vios towards Titi from Seremban when the accident occurred.

"The victim lost control of her car when she took a turn and crossed into the opposite lane of incoming traffic before colliding with a Honda Civic coming from Kuala Klawang," said Deputy Superintendent Kamarul Rizal.

"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," he said. The baby was rushed to Jelebu Hospital before being referred to Tuanku Jaafar Hospital. However, she was confirmed dead at at about 7.50am of severe head injuries.

The driver of the Proton Saga, Mr Luqman Al Hakim Fouzar, 23, from Simpang Durian, suffered neck injuries in the crash, while the driver and passenger of the Honda Civic escaped unhurt.

The police are investigating the incident under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act, 1987.