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Driver named suspect after death of toddler in East Jakarta

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, April 23, 2018 | 09:30 pm
Driver named suspect after death of toddler in East Jakarta A four-year-old toddler passed away after being hit by a Toyota Fortuner on Jl. Palad in Pulogadung, East Jakarta, on Sunday night. The driver of the car, who also took the child to a nearby hospital, has been named a suspect and faces charges under Law No. 22/2009 on traffic. (shutterstock/-)

The Jakarta Police have named a motorist a suspect in the death of a toddler who was hit by a car in Pulogadung, East Jakarta, on Sunday night. The police are yet to arrest the suspect.

The four-year-old toddler was hit by a Toyota Fortuner on Jl. Palad on Sunday night. “The incident occurred at 10.10 p.m. on Sunday night,” Jakarta Police traffic law enforcement unit chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Budiyanto said on Monday as quoted by kompas.com.

Budiyanto said the child was reportedly hit while crossing the road in front of Palad residential complex.

The child suffered head injuries and passed away after being taken to the nearby Mediros Hospital by the suspect.

Jakarta Police traffic director Sr. Comr. Yusuf said the suspect had been charged under Law No. 22/2009 on traffic. “The suspect has been charged under Article 310 for causing a death. I’ve directed that the investigation be completed as soon as possible,” Yusuf said. (ami)

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