Train hits motorist to death, severely wounds another
A motorist, identified as Musa Alfian, 21, was hit by a
cargo train at a level crossing in Kapas district, Bojonegoro, on the wee hours
of Thursday, while his friend, Firmansyah who drove with him, was severely wounded.
“The victim (Musa Alfian) was apparently exhausted and
sleepy when he was riding his motorbike at the crossing so that he was not aware of an
approaching train,” Kapas Police chief Adj. Com. Tabita Resley said as quoted
by kompas.com news portal.
According to witnesses, Tabita said, the train had given
signals through its horn several times, but the motorist did not hear them.
“The witnesses only saw the incident from a distance and did
see details how the two men were hit by the train,” Tabita said.
The two victims were found 200 meters away from the incident
site. Musa Alfian died instantly on the spot.
The victims’ motorbike was wholly damaged after being
dragged one kilometer away from the incident site.
The two victims were rushed to Sosodoro Djatikoesoemo
Hospital (in Bojonegoro),” Tabita said.