Teen stays brave after losing legs in accident


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016

Survivor: Siti Nuraisyah recovering at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang.

KLANG: “No mother would want her child to suffer like this. My heart is broken,” said Maimunah Md Razali, the mother of 13-year-old Siti Nuraisyah Sahrin, who lost her legs after being run over by a lorry.

“She is so brave. But as a mother, it is hard for me to be strong. It breaks my heart to see my daughter going through so much,” said the 48-year-old at the hospital where her daughter is being warded.

On Monday, Siti Nuraisyah was on her way home from SMK Bagan Terap in Sabak Bernam on a motorcycle with her stepsister Shamim Amira Roslan, 14, when the incident happened at about 3.30pm.

A Perodua Kancil was believed to have overtaken them and brushed against their Honda EX5.

Siti Nuraisyah was thrown onto the middle of the road when a lorry coming from the opposite direction ran over her legs. Shamim suffered a sprained ankle from the impact.

A composed Siti Nuraisyah, who underwent surgery earlier, said: “My wounds hurt,” adding that she wanted to walk again and was hopeful of recovering soon.

Her left leg was amputated above the ankle while her right leg was amputated below the knee.

A spokesman for the Sabak Bernam district police headquarters confirmed that both the lorry driver and the Perodua Kancil driver lodged reports on Tuesday.

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