Bali’s tolerance for children operating motorized vehicles have left another child dead and a person in critical condition following a late night accident on Monday, July 28, 2014 in Klungkung.
13-year-old I Putu Eka Yasa, a junior high school student from Banjar Sangging in Klungkung, was reportedly driving at a high rate of speed in a reckless manner on Jalan Puputan Klungkung at 10:00 pm when he lost control of his motorcycle and drove into a roadside ditch.
Riding as a pillion passenger on the bike was 19-year –old Putu Gunawan.
I Putu Eka suffered severe head injuries and died a short time later at the Klungkung General Hospital.
His companion, Putu Gunawan, from Banjar Tengah in Klungkung, suffered a broken leg and jaw and has been sent the Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar where he remains in critical condition.
The minimum age to hold a driver’s license in Indonesia is 17 year.
According to Metrobali.com, the motorcycle use in the accident had no license plates and no operating headlight.
Police say the two students were most probably intoxicated at the time of the mishap.
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