4-year-old’s jacket gets pulled into m-cy­cle’s sprocket dur­ing in­ci­dent

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AROUTINE trip to buy food at a ma­mak restau­rant turned into a night­mare when a 4year-old boy al­most lost his left arm on Sun­day.

Muhd Qayyuum Sabri was rid­ing pil­lion with his mother, Az­izah Awang, 44 to the restau­rant near their house at Jalan Sim­pang Kuala here when his arm had sud­denly got stuck in the mo­tor­cy­cle sprocket in the 1.30pm in­ci­dent.

Qayyuum is be­ing treated for bro­ken bones on the shoul­der and arm at Sultanah Bahiyyah Hospital here.

Ac­cord­ing to the sin­gle mother, the doc­tor had con­ducted surgery to in­sert two metal rods into her son’s arm about 3am yes­ter­day.

As for his bro­ken shoul­der, Az­izah said the doc­tor needed to mon­i­tor Qayyuum’s con­di­tion, in­clud­ing his ner­vous sys­tem be­fore con­duct­ing fur­ther treat­ment.

“It is learnt that a num­ber of veins in the left arm were sev­ered when it got stuck in the sprocket.

“The doc­tor is mon­i­tor­ing Qayyuum’s ner­vous sys­tem and it is feared that his hand might have to be am­pu­tated if it be­comes in­fected.

“I should never had let him ride pil­lion. I should’ve put him in front of me as al­ways.”

Re­count­ing the or­deal, she said Qayyuum, who is the youngest of seven sib­lings, begged to wear an over­sized jacket which be­longs to his 23-year-old brother be­fore they left their house in the af­ter­noon.

While rid­ing to­wards the restau­rant, which is about 200m from their house to get her son’s favourite food nasi kan­dar, Qayyum’s over­sized jacket got caught in the sprocket to­gether with his arm.

“I did not re­alise that my son’s arm was pulled into the sprocket. I stopped the mo­tor­cy­cle as soon as I felt the ve­hi­cle was jerk­ing.

“Had I con­tin­ued rid­ing my son could’ve have lost his arm.

“Words can­not de­scribed how I felt when I saw my son soaked in blood with his left arm al­most sev­ered and bones vis­i­ble.”

The in­ci­dent was recorded on a dash­board cam­era of a car trav­el­ing be­hind the mo­tor­cy­cle.

The car driver and sev­eral other peo­ple were seen rush­ing out to help the boy.


Az­izah Awang with her son, Muhd Qayyuum Sabri, at Sultanah Bahiyyah Hospital in Alor Star yes­ter­day.

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