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Truck hits ‘odong-odong’ ride, injuring 11 children

  • Ary Hermawan

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, July 28, 2018 | 12:33 pm
Truck hits ‘odong-odong’ ride, injuring 11 children Traffic police direct traffic as workers move an overturned box truck on Jl. Kasablanka in South Jakarta on Wednesday. No fatalities or injuries were reported in the accident. (South Jakarta Traffic Police/File)

A truck hit an odong-odong amusement ride in Cakung, East Jakarta, injuring 11 children on board the ride on Friday afternoon.

Mulyana, the odong-odong driver, said he was taking a number of children and their mothers on a ride, passing through the busy Jl. Dr. Rajiman Widyodiningrat, when suddenly a speeding truck hit them from behind.

“I had seen from my rear view mirror that there was a truck going at very high speed from behind. I had tried to avoid it turning left. However, because the truck was speeding it still hit my vehicle,” Mulyana said as quoted by kompas.com.

The crash sent the odong-odong rolling and it eventually fell into a waterway by the street. Eleven children on board were hurt and rushed to Islam Hospital, Pondok Kopi, East Jakarta for treatment.

Ajd. Comr. Agus, the head of traffic accidents at the East Jakarta Police, said there were no casualties.

“The [truck] driver was careless. His truck was in good condition, with working breaks,” he said.

Agus added that the truck driver was being investigated by the East Jakarta Police. (gis)

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