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Jakarta Post

Traffic accident claims 'ojek' driver’s life 

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, April 12, 2018   /   06:48 pm
Traffic accident claims 'ojek' driver’s life  A Jakarta resident uses his smartphone to access the services of a ride-hailing app. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)

An ojek (motorcycle taxi) driver, Abdul Latif, died after being hit by a car on Jl. Yos Sudarso in Plumpang, North Jakarta, on Wednesday evening. 

According to the North Jakarta traffic police, the car hit the ojek after overtaking a container truck.

Adj. Comr. Sigit Purwanto, the chief of the North Jakarta traffic police, said the accident occurred because of a lack of concentration by the driver of the car. 

Abdul died instantly on the scene as he suffered severe injuries. 

His body was taken to Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital in Central Jakarta. 

The police are still questioning witnesses. 

Previously, another ojek driver was badly injured after being hit by a BMW car driven by a woman named Tiara Ayu Fauziah in Harmoni, Central Jakarta, on Monday. 

The police said Tiara was under the influence of alcohol while driving the car. (cal)