12 killed, several injured as passenger drags steering wheel with driver
Written by Henry on June 17, 2019
Twelve people were killed, more injured in an Indonesian traffic accident Monday after a bus passenger tried to wrest control of the steering wheel following an argument with the driver, police said.
The accident happened at around 1:00 am Monday (18:00 GMT on Sunday) when the coach swerved into oncoming traffic on a toll road in West Java, smashing into two cars and causing a truck to roll.
43 people were injured in the multi-vehicle accident and rushed to hospital, police said.
“In the middle of the journey, a passenger attempted to forcibly take control of the steering wheel… and the bus then lost control,” Atik Suswanti, the head of the Majalengka police traffic unit, told AFP.
The 29-year-old passenger was severely injured, according to authorities. It was not immediately clear if the bus driver survived.