27-day-old infant dies after accident on Jalan Bau-Lundu

The Proton Saga that the victim was in.

BAU, April 27: A 27-day-old infant girl was confirmed dead while being treated at the Bau Hospital emergency ward yesterday.

The infant was rushed to the hospital due to injuries when the car she was riding in was involved in an accident at Kilometer 13 Jalan Bau-Lundu at around 1pm.

Bau district police acting chief ASP Jugah Aleng when contacted confirmed the incident.

“The incident is believed to have happened when the driver of a Proton Saga car coming from the direction of Lundu is believed to have lost control and hit the back of a lorry parked on the shoulder of the road.

“As a result, the driver and passenger suffered injuries and a 27-day-old baby girl was confirmed dead in the Bau Hospital emergency ward,” he said in a statement today.

Further investigation of the case is still underway under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987. — DayakDaily