Indonesian rocker's 13-year-old son crashes car and kills 7: Dad wants him treated in S'pore

17 September 2013 / 3 years 1 month ago

SINGAPORE - Jakarta Police are considering allowing rock musician Ahmad Dhani to take his youngest son to Singapore for medical treatment for his injuries.

According to a report in The New Paper, Ahmad Abdul "Dul" Qodir Jaelani, 13, was hurt in a deadly car crash last Sunday.

The boy was driving a black Mitsubishi Lancer home after dropping off his girlfriend in Jakarta when he lost control of the vehicle. It mounted a road divider and smashed into an oncoming Daihatsu Gran Max minibus and a Toyota Avanza multi-purpose vehicle.

He was named a suspect for reckless driving by police, an offence that carries up to six years in jail.

It brought up questions on how a 13-year-old was allowed at the wheel.

Even as arrangements are being made to bring the boy here, the death toll from the three-car wreck rose to seven yesterday morning after a 35-year-old man succumbed to his injuries in hospital, the police said. Nine others were injured in the accident.

Meanwhile, Jakarta Police spokesman Rikwonto told Jakarta Post that if treatment in Singapore can help the boy recover faster, they would definitely give permission.

Read the full report in The New Paper.
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