SIBU: A month-old baby was spared serious injury in an accident involving four vehicles after his mother had fastened him in a child safety seat.
The accident happened at about 10am Saturday (Feb 8) on Jalan Oya near the Sibu Hospital.
A 20-year-old youth who was driving a car without a licence lost control of his vehicle and drove onto the opposite side of the road.
The car first rammed into the side of the bus, before hitting a two-tonne lorry and another car where the baby was in together with his mother.
The accident occurred when the youth was trying to affix a sunshade onto the driver's side window. In the process, he lost his grip on the steering wheel.
According to the boy's mother, they had bought the child safety seat two years ago, before a ruling on the matter was implemented.
At the time of the accident, they were heading to Permai Jaya, opposite the hospital, to visit family.
The woman's car, a Perodua Bezza, was badly dented in the front as a result of the accident.
The lorry, meanwhile, had one of its tyres punctured while the bus was slightly dented at its right side.
Sibu OCPD Asst Comm Stanley Jonathan Ringgit confirmed the case.