JOHOR BAHARU: A toddler died, while his aunt was severely injured after being hit by a lorry at Jalan Pantai, Kampung Bakar Batu here today.
Johor Baharu Selatan police chief ACP Sulaiman Salleh said the 15-month-old Mohd Qayyum Mohd Saffari, who was carried by his aunt Suhaila Shaharuddin, 41, a housewife, was crossing the road when the mishap occurred at 10 am.
“It is learnt that the lorry, which was heading to city centre from Permas Jaya, could not avoid hitting the duo, causing them to be thrown onto the middle of the road,” he told reporters.
Sulaiman said the toddler died at the scene, while Suhaila was currently in critical condition at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital here.
He said the lorry driver and co-driver escaped unhurt. The case is being investigated under Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987. – BERNAMA