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Jakarta Post

3,250 died in traffic accidents in West Java in 2019

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung   /   Tue, December 31, 2019   /  04:13 pm
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Fatal crash: An official from the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) examines a badly damaged Safari bus following an accident on the Cipali toll road.(Antara/Dedhez Anggara )

The provincial traffic police have announced that 3,250 people died from traffic accidents in West Java in 2019 and that many of the collisions took place on toll roads. West Java Police traffic director Sr. Comr. Eddy Djuanedi said the province had seen a total of 7,217 traffic accidents in 2019, an increase of 320 cases or of 4.64 percent from last year. However, Eddy said, the number of deaths had decreased from 3,392 in 2018 to 3,250 in 2019. “There was a decrease of 4.18 percent,” he said during a press briefing on Monday. The number of deaths from road accidents nationwide for 2019, according to the data released by the National Police headquarters, was 23,530. West Java, the nation’s most populous province, accounted for 13.8 percent of the figure. Traffic accidents on toll roads, according to Eddy, contributed a great deal to the figure. The to...