Toddler in coma after escalator accident
Sun, Sep 19, 2010
New Straits Times

KUALA TERENGGANU - A 2-year-old toddler from Bukit Payong went into a coma after falling down an escalator at a supermarket here on Friday. Muhammad Irsyad Syahmie Mohd Suhaimi, who will celebrate his second birthday on Friday, suffered a fractured skull and is being treated at Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital (HSNZ) intensive care unit.

His mother, Nurul Izatee Nawi, 25, and her husband, Mohd Suhaimi Majid, 29, had placed Irsyad in a shopping cart as they shopped for groceries. However, they let the boy walk after he insisted on getting down from the cart.

Nurul Izatee said on their way down an escalator, her son suddenly grabbed the adjacent escalator's moving guardrail.

"His hand became stuck to the rubber guardrail and he was flung onto the adjacent escalator."

She said it happened so fast and neither she nor her husband could do anything.

Doctors at HSNZ informed her that Irsyad is in stable condition although he has yet to regain consciousness.

"We hope the supermarket would install a partition between the escalators to avoid a similar incident," she said.




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