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African National Arrested For Crashing His Car Into A Group Of Students In Bali

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A 30-year-old man named Chidi Ezonu from Africa has been arrested for crashing his car into a group of motorbikes ridden by high school students.

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The Head of the Public Relations Office of the Denpasar Police Department, Iptu I Ketut Sukadi, confirmed that the suspect was arrested for the incident that occurred in Jalan Kunti, Seminyak on Wednesday afternoon (16/2).  

“The suspect’s luxury car crashed into four students. Two of them suffered from bone fractures, one suffered some minor injuries, and the other one came out of the accident unscathed. Meanwhile, their motorbikes were completely wrecked,” Iptu Sukadi said during a press conference on Thursday (17/2).   

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According to witnesses, the suspect drove his Lexus with registration plate B 1199 LK from the east side.

As he entered a bend in a road, Chidi drove a little too far to the right and collided with the moving motorbikes from the other side.

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After receiving a report of the incident, officers from the Denpasar police department immediately came to the scene and rushed the victims to Siloam Hospital.

“The suspect has been detained along with his car. He didn’t acquire any injuries from the incident and will potentially face five years of imprisonment,” Sukadi concluded.

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Paul Speirs

Monday 21st of February 2022

Totally agree how old was the people involved in the crash had they been drinking and do they have a license and was it a race meeting for them yet again one rule for them and another for the rest

Ben

Monday 21st of February 2022

And why should he be imprisoned exactly? Doesn't seem he did it on purpose, no mention of him being drunk, just an accident with some non-fatal injuries.

If he was at fault, in the sense of not giving way when required to driving on the wrong side of the road he should pay for the damages, but why be punished?

This kind of stuff is why i never drive on Bali, even in places I easily could: perhaps you get crazy things like you have in China where people run/bike/motorcycle into cars that are standing still to claim money. That's also why most cars in China now have camera's all over them.

Randy

Tuesday 22nd of February 2022

@Ben, start reading the English local sources on line that will give you a better perspective. Comparing to China won't solve your mystery surrounding the accident in Bali.

Wayan Bo

Sunday 20th of February 2022

From where in Africa 🦒❓

Randy

Monday 21st of February 2022

@Wayan Bo, a local news source mentioned South Africa as his nationality. He is a tourist and was driving at high speed around the corner and striked the motorcycles.

Pidin

Sunday 20th of February 2022

Every day children and teenagers are riding scooters without helmets everywhere. Breaking many road rules and laws in the process. No care for traffic lights, drive lanes, crossings, you name it.. But of course a foreigner will face 5 years in prison because laws only apply to them in this country. The amount of disgrace, discrimination and corruption Bali has is astonishing.

Randy

Monday 21st of February 2022

@Pidin, You are quick to blow your horn on corruption because you bring in your own reasoning into another country or culture for that matter. If a local caused an major accident he or she will face the same music.

He was driving at 3AM at high speed around the corner and hit the motorcycle riders. Local sources said so.

The legal age to drive a motorcycle in Indonesia is 17 years old. A car is 18 years old. Look it up.

Exp

Saturday 19th of February 2022

This article should mention age of the motorbike riders (children aged 14, 16, 16, and 17) -- out 3am driving. Last time I checked you are supposed to be 17 before you can obtain a license to drive a motorbike in Bali?. There is no circumstance a foreigner involved in a traffic accident could end up free of any blame. As a foreigner you are therefore advised to hire a local driver.

Exp

Tuesday 22nd of February 2022

Age range 14-17 was the link found in the article (NusaBali). TribunBali refers to age range 15-18. Other "local sources" refers to age range 17-18. So unless you are having your info directly from the police I'm not ready yet to buy the conclusion "No underage riders".

Randy

Monday 21st of February 2022

@Exp, I checked with local sources. 4 teenagers aged 17 and 18 years old that were involved in the accident. No under age riders. The legal age is 17 to ride a motorcycle and 18 to drive a car. Having a license to operate a moving transportation, that remains to be seen.

Lingus

Sunday 20th of February 2022

@Exp, time these cops start clamping down on all these kids on bikes, they have no experience and no response time in the event of an accident😡😡😡

Randy

Sunday 20th of February 2022

@Exp, It does not matter if a foreigner or a local caused the accident, both parties could be at fault. If you say it was at 3am both involved in the accident could see the headlights from either direction. Was the driver driving under the influence?? That remains to be seen. As far as underage motorcycle riders, what do you expect from teenagers who do not follow the rules.