Despite a recent crackdown by Gianyar police on under-aged drivers that saw motorcycles confiscated junior high students driving to and from school, children under the legal driving-age of 17 operating motorcycles on Bali roads remains a common problem.
NusaBali reports that two young girls, Yesi (12) and Diana (13) were rushed to Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar after crashing a motorcycle into a divider on the Mandara Toll Road connection Sanur and Nusa Dua on Sunday, February 2, 2014.
The accident occurred at mid-day when Yesi, the driver of the motorcycle, was unable to maintain control on her motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed down the toll way.
Taken to the hospital by the Jasa Marga ambulance both girls suffered broken bones and multiple lacerations.
Both girls freely admitted that they were traveling a high rate when they struck a divider located to their right, sending them hurtling down the roadway.
Police, are not indicating if legal action will be taken against the under-aged driver of the motorcycle or the parents of the girl who allowed their under-aged daughter to operate a vehicle on a public highway.
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