Jakarta (ANTARA) - A motorcyclist and his passenger died, while a pedestrian sustained grave injuries after a university student, driving a dark blue Honda HRV hatchback, hit them on DI Panjaitan Street, East Jakarta, Wednesday evening, police stated.

The duo killed in the accident occurring at about 11:45 p.m. local time were identified as Dadan Sujana and Dony Sanjaya, while Novan Bawono was the pedestrian, who got wounded, Head of the East Jakarta Police's Traffic Division Adjunct Sen. Coms. Agus Suparyanyo remarked.

The deceased were moved to the Kramat Jati Police Hospital for a post mortem examination, while Bawono was taken to Premier Hospital in the Jatinegara neighborhood for medical treatment for the injuries, he revealed here, Thursday morning.

The driver, Anjani Rahma Pramesti, 23, has been under police custody for questioning, he remarked, adding that the accident took place when she was passing by the Jatinegara flyover.

Pramesti accidentally crashed into a motorist riding in front of her car. After realizing that she had hit two people riding a motorcycle, she might have panicked and attempted to move away from the accident site by heading south.

However, on arriving near a temporary dumpsite in the Jatinegara neighborhood area, she again hit a pedestrian, Bawono, who was pushing his motorcycle on the roadside, Suparyanyo revealed.

Due to the second crash, Pramesti's car could no longer move after ramming into a pack of sand bags near the temporary dumpsite.

Several local residents, who witnessed the accident, brought Pramesti to the neighborhood authority's office for questioning before taking her to a local police precinct.

"This case remains under investigation, and the police investigators are questioning witnesses," Suparyanyo remarked.

According to the Jakarta Metropolitan Police, death toll from some five thousand traffic accidents that occur in the Indonesian capital city annually has reached 500.

In reducing the death toll up to 40 percent, an Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE) e-ticketing system has been applied in Jakarta since early July 2019.

ANTARA noted that the capital city had continued to witness a steady increase in the number of traffic accidents, and the ETLE e-ticketing system is expected to help reduce them. Related news: KNKT begins Sriwijaya bus accident investigation

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