Police believe the child was probably not wearing a seatbelt when the incident happened.
The child who was thrown out of a vehicle in an incident which occurred at the Road Transport Department traffic light junction in Kuala Terengganu at 8.30pm last night (May 28), was probably not secured with a seat belt, said Terengganu police chief Datuk Aidi Ismail.
Aidi was commenting on a video which has gone viral on Facebook, showing a child, believed to be a boy, narrowly escaping death after he was thrown from the front passenger seat of a moving Perodua Axia and ended up in the centre of the road.
The child, who did not appear to have been injured, later ran towards the traffic light.
Other road users were seen stopping their vehicles to check on the condition of the victim.
“If the seatbelt had been secured, the child would not have fallen out of the moving vehicle, even if the door was not closed properly or the door was flung open by the child,” he said.
According to Aidi, so far no one has lodged a police report on the incident.
The 12-second video, which has been posted on multiple Facebook groups, received thousands of comments from Malaysians urging drivers to be more aware of child safety.