Sunday, October 3, 2010
Who's reponsible for the Train Crash?
On Saturday morning, a train collided with another train in Pemalang, Central Java, killing 36 passengers and injuring many others.
The incident occured when a train i.e Argo Bromo from the capital, Jakarta, plowed into the rear of another train i.e Senja Utama, that was sitting at a station in Pemalang, Central Java, knocking several carriages off the track.
After questioning 9 people including two drivers of both trains, the Police announced that the incident has been caused by human error, and therefore named the driver of the train Argo Bromo as a suspect. Thus, just like in previous trains accidents where only the driver has been deemed to be responsible..
Considering that a train driver does not do his job by himself, but must rely on others outside the train e.g traffic controller, schedule arranger, train condition inspector, etc. I wonder whether or not it would be better to investigate first all possible aspects that might cause the accident, before blaming anyone.
Related articles :
- Indonesia investigates train crash that killed 36 (AP/Google)
- Argobromo train machinist named (The Jakarta Post)
Photo: Courtesy of Koran Baru.