Toddler flung out of vehicle after crash survives

SEREMBAN (CNA) – A two-year-old boy was flung out of a vehicle on Tuesday after a road accident on a Malaysian highway.

The boy was injured on his forearms and head, said Negeri Sembilan Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department Chief Ibrahim Mohd Abdul Kadir.

The accident occurred on the southbound North-South Expressway near Senawang at around 3pm.

The impact of the crash between the vehicle the boy was in and another car caused the toddler to be thrown out, said Ibrahim.

“In the crash, the suspect, who was driving on the left lane, drew up alongside another on the right lane before it returned to the left lane.

“He tried to change lane once again but collided with another vehicle, causing the other car to lose control and ram into the road divider before crashing into the rear end of the suspect’s car,” said Ibrahim.

The boy is currently being treated at Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital in Seremban.

The driver has been arrested, added Ibrahim.

A video circulating on social media shows the boy, who is wearing a red T-shirt, lying on his stomach on the highway. A truck driver is then seen running out of his vehicle to check on the boy and carry him off the road.

Malaysia has made child car seats mandatory for all private vehicles. However large families will be exempted from installing the car seats in their vehicles.