Toddler suffers cracked skull, brain haemorrhage after falling from escalator in Malaysian mall

A toddler sustained serious injuries when she fell from an escalator at a shopping complex in Penang, Malaysia.

According to The Star, the incident happened at 6.42pm on Sunday, October 16th, 2016.

It is understood that the girl and her family were shopping at the mall. 

Footage from the closed-circuit television (CCTV) showed the toddler sitting on her father’s shoulders as they got onto the escalator.

The father was carrying his daughter on his shoulders when they took the esca­lator to an upper floor, with the elder brother standing in front of them.

George Town Assistant Commissioner Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said preliminary investigations showed that the elder brother had fallen on the escalator, prompting the father to help him up to avoid danger.

He said, “In doing so, the father had bent forward and accidentally let go of his daughter, resulting in her falling down.

“The mother was unable to react in time as the incident happened quickly.”

The girl cracked her skull and sustained brain haemorrhage from the fall.

She is in critical condition and currently receiving treatment at the intensive care unit (ICU) of Penang Hospital.