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Four killed in most recent Busway related accidents JAKARTA - An accident involving public transportation left four people dead on Sunday, which an expert said was the result of a lack of discipline among road users. Ayuningtyas, a 17-year-old high school student, died after being run over by a Transjakarta bus on Jl. Jatinegara Barat, East Jakarta, early on Sunday.

East Jakarta Police traffic division head Adj. Comr. Sudarsono said that when crossing the busway lane, Ayuningtyas, a student at SMA 1 Tambun, Bekasi, West Jakarta, did not realize that the oncoming bus plying the Kampung Melayu-Ancol route was articulated.

"She was hit by the bus because she did not see that the bus was articulated. The back part of the bus hit her, then she fell hard," Sudarsono said. Ayuningtyas was rushed to nearby Premier hospital but she died on the way due to serious injuries to her head, back and legs.

Sudarsono said the bus driver, Sukirno, had been arrested for reckless driving, an offense that could carry a five-year sentence. "As a driver of an articulated bus, he should minimize the risk around him, such as by blowing the horn or looking in his rear-view mirrors."

Later on Sunday, a 5-year-old boy died after being hit by a Transjakarta bus on the Blok M - Kota route. The boy, Efendi was crossing the busway lane with his father, Edi, at the Harco electronic store in Glodok, West Jakarta, when the northbound bus hit him.

Efendi died on the scene, while Edi, a resident of Kampung Sawah in Bekasi, survived the accident, although he suffered serious head injuries. Edi was rushed to Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital.

West Jakarta Police traffic division head Sularno said the bus driver had problems braking when Edi and Efendi crossed the street, headed for the Harco electronic store. "The driver was questioned soon after the accident," Sularno added.

Sularno said that the two victims could have avoided the accident if they had used the pedestrian crossing. On Wednesday, a person was killed after being hit by a Transjakarta bus on the Permata Hijau flyover in West Jakarta.


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Posted in Accidents @ 11 October 2011 03:01 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink






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