Two-year-old runs across road into oncoming traffic – drivers, be mindful of young passengers in your car

Two-year-old runs across road into oncoming traffic – drivers, be mindful of young passengers in your car

Dashcam footage from a vehicle in Alor Gajah, Melaka shared on the Buletin TV3 Facebook page last week has shown a near-miss between vehicles on Jalan Melaka Pindah and a two-year-old child that ran across the two-way road, Harian Metro has reported.

The incident was reported to have occurred on September 20 at around 6:51am when the child was seen emerging from behind what appeared to be a red Perodua Bezza, and had immediately run across the two-way road that had traffic moving in both directions.

As the dashcam vehicle made its emergency braking, audio from the footage indicated that a collision had occurred immediately after, and the child had stopped it the middle of the road as another vehicle approached from the other direction, which had also stopped. A bystander appeared to carry the child across the road, to the right-hand-side of the camera view away from the Bezza.

The footage cuts forward 10 seconds later according to the time stamp, and the child was carried back to the Bezza presumably the driver of the car, who opens its driver’s door and enters the car with the child. A bystander then passed the child back to the driver of the Bezza, who emerged to be the child’s mother.

An accident report was made by a school teacher and a factory operator, who were involved in the traffic incident, said Alor Gajah district police chief superintedent Arshad Abu. The school teacher was driving the Perodua Myvi that was the dashcam vehicle, while the factory operator was the motorcyclist on a Honda CBR 250 which collided with the Myvi that had stopped for the child in the middle of the road.

As at September 22, police action has yet to be taken against the mother of the child involved, though she has been reminded of child safety. The case is being investigated under Rule 10 LN166/59 of Road Traffic Rules 1959, the Alor Gajah district police chief added.

This should also serve as a reminder for parents and caretakers to always be mindful of young children in one’s vehicle, and for them to be secured in child seats – not just because the law says so, and even if enforcement has yet to be carried out. The child lock function in vehicles will also serve to help reduce or prevent the risk of children leaving the vehicle without the driver knowing.

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  • It’s high time parents is held responsible for their child actions, enough of the ‘Anak saya baik orangnya’.

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    • dong gor on Sep 25, 2023 at 2:54 pm

      this mother number 1. if on coming vehicle hit the 2 yr old, another sam ke ting? when will they learn…

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      • CarBuyer on Sep 25, 2023 at 3:27 pm

        Look at the positive. The attentiveness of the driver prevented what would have been a true catastrophe. Have a nice day.

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      • Kea Was on Sep 25, 2023 at 4:18 pm

        Why would they need to learn until today their parents was not penalised in anyway and yet still blame others well because of race ma so see if it happens again blame on others if same same not so bad.

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  • Police never enforce usage of car seat!

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  • Pandainya on Sep 25, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    Pandai beranak je, apa lagi pandai

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  • Ben Yap on Sep 25, 2023 at 1:35 pm

    cakap sorry pun x de…. masuk kereta terus belah and caused people’s car to have a collision. this people should be jailed and whipped.

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  • Phuddi sung Lee on Sep 25, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    This happens offten when have over 10++kids so mess and kids flaunt left and right, lowest education, poor minded, lowest IQ level and lists is never ending, BUT mentality is govt jaga anah saya

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  • Mr Fakta on Sep 25, 2023 at 2:39 pm

    Many Malaysians just know how to breed like pigs, no so much on taking care. They usually is those who ask govt to membela….like pigs

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  • hazri on Sep 25, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    its always the owner of national car. tak perodua, proton.

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  • kingkong on Sep 25, 2023 at 3:14 pm

    Bodoh rempit L lesen follow car so close till cant brake in time. Poor myvi kena sondol from behind. Police should fine and sita the bike.

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  • Should penalize the red bezza for causing this accident. Take off their insurance ncb and issue fine, repair for both bike and myvi involved in the accident due to their lack of brain.

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  • Zuskopi on Sep 25, 2023 at 5:29 pm

    Rear doors are equipped with child lock functions. Please use them. If you don’t have child seats, they are the next best thing. They are perhaps the most rudimentary yet most vital safety feature that every modern car has these days. Car dealerships should point out this life saving feature to new owners in addition to all other safety features and how to use them correctly. Many car owners know how to drive and park, but are totally clueless about their cars’ safety features, and don’t even read the owner’s manual, ha ha. Govt authorities, where are the safety bulletins on TV, Radio and Social Media, huh? Or shall we just leave this and call it Natural Selection?

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  • B***l punya menteri. Wajibkan sajala child car seat. Ataupun, wajibkan parents daftar anak sbg penderma organ.

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    • hazri on Oct 02, 2023 at 7:33 pm

      dan wajibkan juga kelas pendidikan moral, akhlak, adab. supaya bila besar tak suka mencarut dan babikan orang.

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  • The mother like wanted to kid to die. She was not even concerned. A police report should be made for neglect.

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