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Overload, fatigue main factors in truck accidents

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, September 10, 2019   /  07:14 am
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A truck overturned after hitting six kiosks in South Tangerang in this file photo.(wartakota.tribunnews.com/Zaki Ari Setiawan)

Fatal accidents involving trucks in Tangerang, Banten, late in July and another one that occurred a week later have put a spotlight on the lack of safety measures regarding freight trucks that are the backbone of trade and development in the country. The first accident occurred on July 31, which saw a car crushed flat after a soil-loaded truck fell on it, killing four people, namely Edy, the app-based taxi driver, and passengers Wandi, Nanda and Fatmawati. The fourth passenger, Fatmawati’s 1-year-old daughter, survived the accident. The police later declared the case as one of negligence and named the truck driver a suspect. Meanwhile, no casualties were reported in the second incident that occurred on Aug. 6 where a white minivan was left severely damaged after it collided with a truck loaded with hebel blocks on Jl. Raya Pembangunan Tiga in Neglasari, Tangerang, Banten. ...