Friday, 16 March 2018

Child safety in motor vehicles

Girl, 2, dies after being left in car for 4 hours by mum

A two-year-old girl died after being left in a car for four hours at a vocational college car park in Port Dickson today, media reports said.

The incident occurred at 9am when the child’s mother, who is working as a lecturer at the college, brought the girl to work.

Port Dickson district police chief Supt Zainudin Ahmad said the woman, 32, parked her Proton Saga and left, forgetting about her child.

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“I’m So Sorry...Please Forgive Me, Sayang. Ibu Didn’t Do It On Purpose”

The haunting cries by Hasmah Masroh, 32, at the Port Dickson Hospital mortuary, drew many to tears, as she was consoled by more than 30 relatives and friends.

Hasnah accidentally left her daughter, Nur Awfa Humaisha Muhammad Ali Riduan, in the back seat of her car as she went to work at a college in Batu 3 here, today. The two-year-old girl died of a heat stroke.

Hasnah only realised that she had her left Nur Awfa four hours later. By that time, the girl was unconscious. She was later confirmed dead when she was brought to the hospital.

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2-year-old Malaysian child dies inside car as mother forgets

A two-year-old child from Malaysian town called Port Dickson died after mother left her inside the car for several hours on Wednesday, March 14.

Port Dickson district police chief Superintendent Zainudin Ahmad said that the mother, Hasmah Masroh drove her Proton Saga and brought the infant to a local college, which is her workplace at around 9 am. When she arrived at the college car parking site, she left her daughter inside the car.

The 32-year-old woman forgot about the child, Nur Awfa Humaisha Muhammad Ali Riduan and suddenly realised after four hours.

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Girl, 2, dies after mum accidentally leaves her in car for four hours
A two-year-old girl died after being left in her mother’s car for four hours at a college car park here, today. Pix courtesy of Police

A two-year-old girl died after being left in her mother’s car for four hours at a college car park here, today.

Port Dickson district police chief Superintendent Zainudin Ahmad said, the incident occurred at 9am when the child’s mother, who is a staff of the college, brought the girl to work. He said, she parked her Proton Saga and forgot about her child.

“The 32-year-old woman only realised that she had left her daughter in the car at 1pm. She rushed to the car but found the girl unconscious.

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2-year-old girl dies after being left inside car for 4 hours

A two-year-old girl died after she was left inside a car by her mother.

She was believed to have succumbed to heatstroke.

Hasmah Masroh, 32, found her daughter, Nur Awfa Humaisha’ Muhammad Ali Riduan, unconscious after she realized that she was still in the car at the Port Dickson Vocational College here.

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Death of two babies in separate incidents in Malaysia a grim reminder of child safety in motor vehicles
Child safety in motor vehicles is back in the spotlight following two separate incidents in Malaysia over the past week. Reuters

If there are any more lessons to be learned about child safety in motor vehicles, two recent tragic incidents in Malaysia have served as a grim reminder.

A two-year-old girl died on Wednesday (March 14) after her mother left her unattended in a parked car for four hours at a college car park in Port Dickson, reported The New Straits Times.

Media reports said the girl’s 32-year-old mother, who is a staff at the college, parked her car at 9am but forgot about her child.

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Baby held by father dies after being flung out of car during accident
A nine-month-old baby girl died after being flung out of her mother's car which was involved in a freak car accident at Kilometer 19.3 Jalan Seremban - Simpang Pertang last night. Pix courtesy of NST reader

 A nine-month-old baby girl died after being flung out of her mother's car which was involved in a freak car accident at Kilometer 19.3 Jalan Seremban - Simpang Pertang last night.

Jelebu Deputy Chief of Police, Deputy Superintendent Kamarul Rizal Jenal said the accident involving three vehicles took place at 7.30pm.

He said the victim, Lim Hui Chee, 25, was driving a Toyota Vios on her way back home to Titi from Seremban at the time of the accident.

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