Four Children in Medan Hospitalized After Bizarre Taxi Accident
Four children in Medan’s Maimun district have been hospitalized after they were run over by a taxi driver in a bizarre incident on April 28.
Michael Juan Sitanggang, Akbar Pratama Arif and Akbar Sahni, all 11 years old, and 12-year-old Tio Malikul Mulki were all injured after they were run over by the taxi as they lay on the road.
The incident occurred after the driver, identified as 43-yearold Muhammad Fadoli, drove down a slope on Jalan Multatuli Lingkungan 3, Medan Maimun. Fadoli said the road was dark and he struggled to see clearly. The victims were rushed to Martha Friska Hospital in Multatuli Indah Residence. Mulki suffered a fractured shoulder, bruises to his face and had ten stitches to the back of his head. Sitanggang received 16 stitches to the back of his head and sustained wounds to his right shoulder.
Arif suffered several injuries to his right shoulder, right thigh, right hip and his left arm. Sahni sustained severe injuries to his back and right shoulder. Fadoli has been detained at Medan's Traffic Accident Unit office as investigations continue.