Video footage of boy, 9, getting hit by car in Penang goes viral

BUTTERWORTH (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - An accident in which a nine-year-old boy was hit by a car while crossing a road in Malaysia's state of Penang has drawn much attention on social media after the whole episode was caught on the dashboard camera of a car.

The one-minute video has garnered more than 73,000 views and over 700 comments.

Although Nur Adil Hakim Mo­hammad was flung into the air during the 3.45pm incident on Sunday (Oct 25), the Year Three pupil of SK Permatang Pauh miraculously escaped with minor injuries on his head, right cheek and legs.

His mother Rusmawati Abdul Rahman, 41, said Nur Adil went fishing without her knowledge that day.

Ms Rusmawati (right) showing Nur Adil’s injuries at their house in Butterworth, Penang. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

"I was shocked when his friend came to tell me about the accident. Thank God, he did not sustain any internal injuries," she said on Wednesday.

She said Nur Adil was admitted to the Seberang Jaya Hospital but was discharged the following day.

"He is still in a daze. I hope the doctor will extend his medical leave until he is fully recovered," Ms Rusmawati said. Nur Adil is the fourth of her five children.