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WATCH: Toddler Escapes Death After Being Flung From Car Window

A two-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after he was sent flying out of a car window and onto a busy highway in Malaysia.

A 20-year-old driver has been remanded in custody after a video of the incident went viral.

Police believe two cars were racing down the motorway when one of them clipped a third vehicle -- the vehicle the boy was travelling in -- causing it to lose control and sending the child flying out of the window, leaving him face-down on the busy highway.

The boy had been sitting on his mother's lap in the front seat.

A driver who caught the incident on dashcam came to a complete stop and was seen rushing to the boy's aid, along with a truck driver who parked his rig next the child in a bid to shield him from oncoming traffic.

A toddler is lucky to be alive after being flung out of a car window and onto a highway in Malaysia. (Image: Alan Chang)

The Malaysian government announced that child car seats would be made compulsory in 2020 for all private vehicles after the video circulated widely online.

Transport Minister Anthony Loke told The Star, "It was necessary to impose mandatory use of child seats, as a study by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety revealed that only 30 percent of car drivers used child seats."

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The boy sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated at Tuanku Ja'afar Hospital in Seremban.

The Government will extend a child seat to the boy's family.

Contact author: jmotti@networkten.com.au