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Passenger tries to snatch cell phone from driver. Twelve end up dead.

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung   /   Mon, June 17, 2019   /  02:56 pm
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Vehicles pass along the Cipali toll road in Cirebon, West Java. (ANTARA FOTO/Dedhez Anggara)

A preliminary investigation into an accident that killed 12 on a toll road has revealed that before the accident occurred, a passenger had tried to snatch a cell phone from a bus driver before the bus went over the road separator and hit three vehicles. The accident at the 150 kilometer point on the Cikopo-Palimanan (Cipali) toll road in West Java also severely injured 11 people, while 32 others sustained minor injuries, the police reported on Monday. The accident involved four vehicles: A Safari bus with Semarang registration, a Mitsubishi Xpander and an Innova registered in Greater Jakarta as well as a truck registered in Banyumas, the police report said. The accident happened in the lane heading to Jakarta from the east, near the 150 km point of the toll road. The driver was in the lane heading from Jakarta and went over the road separator, going into the opposite lane. The...