Shocked by tragic death of pregnant mom, Zailah appeals for road users to be more careful

KOTA BARU: Expressing shock over the death of a pregnant mother in a road accident on Friday, Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff today appealed for road users to be more careful to ensure the safety of all.

She said taking a cautious approach would prevent untoward incidents from taking place.

In the Friday accident, a young pregnant mother who was riding a motorcyle, delivered her baby prematurely and died as a result of being thrown off the motorcycle following a head-on collision with another motorcycle.

“The incident involving the 25-year-old woman has shocked everybody including those in my ministry.

“I am really sad over what happened in Kampung Banggol Setol, which took the lives of the young woman and her prematurely born baby.

“The ministry hopes that motorists will be careful while on the road as one negligent act or mistake can lead to a sad tragedy,” she said.

Siti Zailah who is also Rantau Panjang MP extended the ministry’s condolences to the victim’s family.

Nor Haliza Abdul Yazaib was riding with her daughter Nurul Iman Maisara, 6, when her motorcycle collided head-on with another motorcycle, coming from the opposite direction at Kampung Banggol Setol.

The other motorcyclist, identified as Muhamad Shakim Mohd Zaki, died of his injuries at about 10.45pm while being treated at the Pasir Mas Hospital.

The newborn baby boy was still alive when found by motorists but died while being receiving treatment at the Pasir Mas Hospital at around midnight.

Nurul Iman Maisara was warded at the Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital (HUSM) in Kubang Kerian and was reported to be in critical condition.

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