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Indonesian diplomats injured in Texas car crash

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, February 7, 2020   /   03:54 pm
Indonesian diplomats injured in Texas car crash Illustration of car accident (Shutterstock/arda savasciogullari)

A car carrying three Indonesian diplomats crashed in San Antonio, Texas, United States, on Thursday at 3 p.m. Central Standard Time (4 a.m. on Friday in Jakarta), injuring the passengers, Indonesia’s mission in Washington, DC confirmed.

The United States Diplomatic Security Services (US DSS) told the Indonesian Embassy in Washington, DC that the accident involved three vehicles, one of which was an official vehicle carrying the Indonesian consul general in Houston, Nana Yuliana, consular officer Dian Hapsari and the vehicle’s driver, identified only as Dede.

The accident was caused by a swerving truck that hit two other cars around it.

Nana and the two other staff members were immediately taken to Broke Army Hospital in San Antonio, according to a statement from the Indonesian Embassy.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Teuku Faizasyah confirmed the incident with The Jakarta Post.

"Currently, Dr. Nana Yuliana and the staff are in intensive care at the hospital. According to information from Texas’ DSS, their condition is not life-threatening, but they must stay in the hospital’s care," the embassy said.

Officials from the Indonesian Consulate General in Houston, Texas have arrived at the San Antonio Military Medical Center to ensure the chief of mission’s condition was stable but that he was being examined further in the emergency room, alongside driver Dede.

Meanwhile, consular officer Dian is still in the ICU to receive treatment for fractured ribs, the embassy said.

Their families and staffers from the consulate general are making their way to the hospital, located some three hours away from Houston. (asp)