10-month-old baby girl dies in car crash in Kuantan

KUANTAN (Bernama) – A 10-month-old baby girl died after the car she was travelling in with her family was involved in an accident at Jalan Kuantan-Segamat near Gambang early yesterday.

Pahang Traffic Investigations and Enforcement Department Head Superintendent Kamarulzaman Jusoh said Nurul Afiqah Umaira Muhammad Hafiq, who was on her mother’s lap in the front seat of the Proton Iswara, succumbed to severe head injuries at the scene.

In the 6.30am incident, the infant’s father Muhammed Hafiq Halim, 27, was severely injured and currently being treated in the red zone of Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital. Meanwhile, her mother, Roslinawati Ismail, 28, and sister, Nurul Atiqah Umaira Abdullah, four, were being treated in the yellow zone in the same hospital.

Kamaruzzaman said the accident was believed to have occurred when the car skidded while the family was travelling home to Sungai Karang from Segamat.

“The driver lost control of the car and skidded to the left side of the road before turning turtle,” he said in a statement to the media yesterday.

The police also asked the public with information about this incident to come forward to assist in the investigations.

Grandmother Siti Aminah Rahmat, 42, holds the body of her 10-month-old granddaughter Nurul Afiqah Umaira Muhammad Hafiq who died in a fatal accident at Jalan Kuantan-Segamat near Gambang yesterday. – BERNAMA