Astratel Nusantara, subsidiary of a diversified conglomerate Astra International, is interested in acquiring some shares of Lintas Marga Sedaya, which operates one section of the Cikopo-Palimanan Toll Road in West Java, famously known as the Cipali Toll Road. (Antara Photo/Dedhez Anggara)

Seven Killed, Three Injured in Traffic Accident on Cipali Toll Road


JANUARY 15, 2017

Jakarta. At least seven people were killed and three injured in a traffic accident on the Cikopo-Palimanan toll road in West Java in the early hours of Sunday (15/01).

West Java Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus said the collision between a Daihatsu Luxio minibus and a truck occurred at around 02.30 a.m. near the 161-kilometer marker on the carriageway heading from Cikopo to Palimanan.

The accident allegedly occurred when the driver of the minibus fell asleep while driving, Yusri said.

"He failed to anticipate the situation and lost control of the vehicle, which collided with the truck," Yusri told state-run Antara news agency.

The injured were taken to Arjawinangun Hospital in Cirebon, West Java.

Police are still working to identify the deceased.