Thu, Mar 06, 2008
The Star
Pupil dies in hit-and-run accident
>KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - A 12-year-old girl's walk to school proved fatal when she was killed in a hit-and-run accident. Nicole Lim was hit by two cars.

The first car knocked her to the ground and the second dragged her for about 400 metres along Jalan Kuching where she died.

She decided to walk to school after missing her school-bus.

Normally, the pupil of SRK Batu Caves would contact her parents who work at the Selayang wholesale market.

But yesterday, she could not call as the telephone in her house was out of order.

A police spokesman said the accident occurred around 7am.

Untill press time, none of the drivers had lodged a police report.

Police are now appealing to witnesses to help in the investigations.

Her father, who only wanted to be identified as Lim, said his daughter was a very bright and hardworking girl.

He said that if Nicole woke up late, she would contact him to send her to school.

"Usually if she was late, she would call me or her mother.

"But our house phone was not working and I guess she decided to walk."

Lim said he and his wife go to work at 5am every day and were not at home to wake up the girl.

"We miss her very much. We are a close-knit family," he said before bursting into tears at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital mortuary.

Those with information on the accident should contact the nearest police station.


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