The Jakarta Post
A car crashed into a pharmacy store on Jl. Senopati in South Jakarta early on Saturday morning in the second crash into the establishment, which is located among popular restaurants and bars, in the past three months. No casualties were reported.
The South Jakarta Police traffic unit head Comr. Adj. Suharno said that the accident occurred at 4.30 a.m. The police suspected that the driver lost control of the vehicle upon turning from Jl. Gunawarman to Senopati.
“The car was heading from Jl. Gunawarman. Judging by the tire tracks, the driver failed to hit the brakes and lost control of the car and hit the store with the right-hand side of the car,” Suharno said as quoted by kompas.com.
He stressed there were no casualties as a result of the accident. The police carried out a urine test on the unidentified driver. On a video posted on their official Twitter account, @TMCPoldaMetro, the police said one of the car's passengers “smelled of alcohol".
“We can make a preliminary assessment of material damages as a result of the accident. As for the driver, we have to wait for three days to determine the test result,” Suharno said.
This was the second time such an accident occurred at the location. In October, a car driven by Putri Kalingga Hermawan, a 21-year-old college student, also ran into the pharmacy store, which resulted in one fatality.
The victim was identified as Asep Kamil, 50, a security guard who died following the car crash. Asep was working on his shift when the accident occurred. The building was also damaged as a result of the collision. (dpk)