TANGERANG, KOMPAS.TV – The fatal accident occurred at KM 74 of the Tangerang-Merak Toll Road on Sunday (17/10/2021) at around 21.50 WIB.
The fatal accident involved three vehicles, namely a chemical liquid transport truck, a PO Pelangi bus, and a Honda Brio private car.
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The accident caused traffic jams from Merak to Jakarta for 3 kilometers.
The Head of the Main Highway Police (PJR) Serang Korlantas Polri Tangerang-Merak Toll Road, AKP Wiratno revealed the chronology of the accident.
According to him, the accident occurred because the tanker truck traveling from Merak to Jakarta crossed in the opposite direction.
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At the same time, said Wiratno, from the opposite direction the PO Pelangi bus from Jakarta to Merak passed.
Trying to avoid a collision with a tanker truck, the bus driver then swerved until the vehicle he was driving fell into a ditch.
But unfortunately for a private car type Brio. The car could not dodge so it crashed into a truck that was going in the opposite direction.