Another Child’s Limb Trapped Due to Loose Clothing

  • A child’s limb was trapped at a motorcycle’s back wheel of a motorcycle.

  • His loose jacket was caught by the motorcycle’s rear wheel.

  • This was one of many motorcycle accidents resulting from loose clothing.

The nation was shocked by in June 2018 when a 5-year-old lost her arm. Another case followed in July when a 7-year-old girl lost her leg when I got stuck in the rear wheel of a motorcycle.

Yet another child had his limb stuck in similar fashion just hours ago in Bandar Sunway.

The boy was riding pillion on a motorcycle when the jacket he was wearing was entangled in the rear wheel. The force pulled him off the motorcycle, and his left arm into the space between the shock absorber and the wheel. Eyewitnesses reported that his jacket was too large, hence too loose for the boy.

Onlookers hurried to assist the stricken boy and managed to free him arm. He did not suffer further injuries, thankfully.

There have been many motorcycle accidents involving loose clothing of late. In September 2018, a 35-year-old man and his 69-year-old fell off their motorcycle when the pillion’s loose jacket was caught in the sprocket of their motorcycle. The former died on the spot due to head injuries.

Another child broke his arm in April 2017 when riding pillion with his mother.

Please ensure that your clothing is not too loose and securely fastened before your ride. The rider should always check if his passenger’s wearing proper safety gear and that they are secured.

Source: Harian Metro

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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