JITRA: A three-year-old girl was killed when she was accidentally knocked down by her mother while parking a car at their house in Kampung Lahar, Malau here yesterday.
Kubang Pasu police chief Superintendent Abd Rahim Abdullah said the 47-year-old mother just got back from fetching Nur Umairah Salaiman, the youngest of four, from a day care centre prior to the 5pm tragedy.
He said the victim got off the vehicle once they arrived at the houseâ€™s compound and the incident took place when her mother was parking the car.
“The mother failed to notice her daughter who was standing in front of the vehicle and accidentally knocked her.
“She immediately rushed the victim to Jitra Hospital but her daughter was pronounced dead upon arrival,” he said.
Abd Rahim said the mother who was traumatised by the incident was released on police bail after her statement was recorded.
The case was classified under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for causing death by reckless driving.-NST