Friday, May 29, 2009

This is awful

Mum reverses car into toddler

KUALA LUMPUR: A three-year-old girl was killed when her mother, who was driving her car out of a car park in Desa Sri Hartamas, knocked into the child who was outside the vehicle.

Isabel Cheong died on the spot after suffering head injuries when her 29-year-old mother reversed the car.

She did not notice that her child was behind the car yesterday at Jalan 25/70A, acting city traffic police chief Deputy Supt Ng Fook Long said.

“The mother only realised she had run over her child after hearing her cries. She immediately got down to check what had happened.

“Passers-by tried to help pull the child out, but by the time she was dislodged from under the car, she had died,” he said.

The body was sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital for a post-mortem.


I always have this thought at the back of my head when reversing my car from the garage. What if I didn't see and I ran over something / someone. i.e: my dogs, my cat....or palis-palis urang..doi!!

This is ultimately scary and as for the case above, I can't imagine the mom's feelings at the sight of the daughter pinned under the car like that. To make things worse, it was done by her.



Gallivanter said...

That is sad indeed. Sigh.


TaQuiLa said...

pasal kes kes macam ni la KPM introduced Pendidikan Keselamatan Jalan Raya to teach youngsters the awareness of safety..hurmmm

Dazeree Joan said...

this is sick...

Anonymous said...

Oh dear...RIP to the lil girl..

Im sure the mom will feel bersalh sangat sangat now tu..kesian.

Lett said...

All cars regardless of it sizes must be equipped with back sensor.

Unknown said...

Ohhh I still have phobia reverse ni.

Because teringat someone (i can't mention who :D ) reverse terlanggar one of our puppy punya ekor and back right leg.

Thats the first time i ever heard Puppy jerit kesakitan.

ouch >_<

cereal87 said...

what a sad case. but the mother is to be blamed.

shd hv slowly reversed the car. so if terlanggar something, would hv more time to react.

no matter how rush can it be, always be very gentle on the gas, especially auto.