Chronology of chain-reaction accident involving 17 cars at Cipularang expressway

17 cars were involved in multiple collisions. (Source: Kompas)

Meanwhile, state-owned toll road operator Jasamarga area 3 general manager Thomas Dwiatmanto said their mobile customer service together with highway patrols and ambulance officers were immediately dispatched to handle the accident which resulted in massive traffic jam.

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“Starting from 21.50 to 23.34 WIB, a situational traffic diversion was carried out, where vehicles heading to Jakarta are diverted out of East Padalarang toward Jatiluhur toll gate. At 01.17 WIB, the location of the incident was sterilized and traffic around the scene was back to normal,” he explained.

He also implored motorists, including bus drivers, to always check the condition of their vehicles before traveling, observe speed limit, and obey traffic signs. (rr)