TAPAH: A one-year-old toddler was killed in an accident at KM67 of Jalan Ipoh – Kuala Lumpur here today.
The victim N. Eshwaran died at the scene, while his mother M. Lavania, 22, and his mother’s cousin, R. K. Ammukutty, 16, who was riding pillion sustained injuries in the 3.20pm accident.
Kampar police chief district, Superintendent Wan Azharuddin Wan Ismail said the accident happened when the motorcycle they were riding on collided with a tanker lorry parked by the roadside.
“Initial investigations revealed that the motorcycle was heading towards Bidor from Tapah. Upon reaching the scene, the victim’s mother was believed to have lost control of the vehicle before ramming into the rear side of the lorry.
“Due to the impact, the baby which was in the arms of the pillion rider died on the spot, while his mother and the pillion rider sustained injuries on the legs and face respectively,” he said.
Wan Azharuddin said the 51-year-old lorry driver escaped unhurt.
“The injured victims were taken to Tapah Hospital, while the baby was sent to the same hospital for a post-mortem,” he said.
The case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Acts 1987 for causing death by dangerous driving.