saco-indonesia.com, Akibat panik usai menabrak motor dan melukai pengendaranya, pemilik mobil Avanza telah memilih kabur tanpa membawa kendaraannya. Alhasil, Mastariah yang berusia (55) tahun hanya bisa meringis kesakitan sebelum mendapat pertolongan dari warga sekitar.

Peristiwa tabrakan ini telah berlangsung di Jl Soekarno-Hatta tidak jauh dari jalan layang Sultan Agung-Ryacudu Bandarlampung, Kamis, sekitar pukul 09.00 pagi WIB. Kecelakaan ini telah membuat Mastariah mengalami luka berat. Oleh warga, korban telah dilarikan ke Rumah Sakit Immanuel setelah terseret sekitar 30 meter.

"Pada pukul 09.00 pagi WIB telah terjadi kecelakaan, saat petugas polisi lalu-lintas dari Polresta Bandarlampung sampai di lokasi, sopir mobil yang menabrak itu telah meninggalkan mobil dalam keadaan terkunci," kata Aiptu Imam Zarkoni, anggota piket Unit Laka Lantas Satlantas Polresta Bandarlampung.

Mobil warna hitam dengan nomor polisi BE 2409 YC itu telah menabrak Mastriah saat melintas di lokasi yang sama. Korban yang sehari-hari berprofesi sebagai tukang urut itu tinggal di Jl Sisingamangaraja Kelapa III Gg Arrahmah No. 13 Gedung Air, Bandarlampung.

Dari hasil penelusuran polisi, pelaku diketahui bernama Haidir yang berusia (42) tahun . Saat itu, pelaku tengah melaju dengan kencang dari arah Terminal Rajabasa menuju Panjang. Saat melintas di lokasi kejadian, kendaraannya telah menabrak bagian belakang sepeda motor Honda Astrea dengan nomor polisi BE 7521 BE.

"Setelah menabrak, mobil masih terus berjalan dan baru berhenti setelah terpental masuk ke jalur sebelah kanan sampai masuk ke parit," kata dia.

Usai kejadian tersebut , warga sekitar langsung menolong Mastariah dan membawanya ke rumah sakit. Kegaduhan itu telah memberi kesempatan kepada pengemudi Avanza untuk dapat melarikan diri.

"Kami juga perlu menunggu mobil derek dan kemudian akan melakukan penyidikan ke Samsat Provinsi Lampung untuk dapat mengetahui pemilik dan juga pengemudi mobil itu," katanya pula.

Terpisah, Kepala Satuan Lalu Lintas Polresta Bandarlampung AKP Reza tengah menyelidiki terkait dalam kecelakaan tersebut. Barang bukti yang berupa mobil Avanza dan sepeda motor milik korban telah diamankan di Polresta Bandarlampung.

"Kami juga masih harus melakukan penyelidikan kejadian tabrak lari itu. Identitas pengemudi dan pemilik mobil juga sudah diketahui, nantinya juga akan dilakukan pemeriksaan lebih lanjut," tegasnya.

Ia juga mengungkapkan pelaku pengemudi mobil yang melarikan diri tersebut juga akan dikenakan pasal 359 KUHP dengan ancaman hukuman hingga lima tahun penjara. Pelaku juga bisa dijerat UU No. 22 Tahun 2009 pasal 312, dengan sanksi denda hingga Rp 75 juta dan hukuman penjara hingga tiga tahun.


Editor : Dian Sukmawati

PANIK USAI TABRAK MOTOR, PELAKU LARI TINGGALKAN MOBIL DAN KORBAN

Though Robin and Joan Rolfs owned two rare talking dolls manufactured by Thomas Edison’s phonograph company in 1890, they did not dare play the wax cylinder records tucked inside each one.

The Rolfses, longtime collectors of Edison phonographs, knew that if they turned the cranks on the dolls’ backs, the steel phonograph needle might damage or destroy the grooves of the hollow, ring-shaped cylinder. And so for years, the dolls sat side by side inside a display cabinet, bearers of a message from the dawn of sound recording that nobody could hear.

In 1890, Edison’s dolls were a flop; production lasted only six weeks. Children found them difficult to operate and more scary than cuddly. The recordings inside, which featured snippets of nursery rhymes, wore out quickly.

Yet sound historians say the cylinders were the first entertainment records ever made, and the young girls hired to recite the rhymes were the world’s first recording artists.

Year after year, the Rolfses asked experts if there might be a safe way to play the recordings. Then a government laboratory developed a method to play fragile records without touching them.

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The technique relies on a microscope to create images of the grooves in exquisite detail. A computer approximates — with great accuracy — the sounds that would have been created by a needle moving through those grooves.

In 2014, the technology was made available for the first time outside the laboratory.

“The fear all along is that we don’t want to damage these records. We don’t want to put a stylus on them,” said Jerry Fabris, the curator of the Thomas Edison Historical Park in West Orange, N.J. “Now we have the technology to play them safely.”

Last month, the Historical Park posted online three never-before-heard Edison doll recordings, including the two from the Rolfses’ collection. “There are probably more out there, and we’re hoping people will now get them digitized,” Mr. Fabris said.

The technology, which is known as Irene (Image, Reconstruct, Erase Noise, Etc.), was developed by the particle physicist Carl Haber and the engineer Earl Cornell at Lawrence Berkeley. Irene extracts sound from cylinder and disk records. It can also reconstruct audio from recordings so badly damaged they were deemed unplayable.

“We are now hearing sounds from history that I did not expect to hear in my lifetime,” Mr. Fabris said.

The Rolfses said they were not sure what to expect in August when they carefully packed their two Edison doll cylinders, still attached to their motors, and drove from their home in Hortonville, Wis., to the National Document Conservation Center in Andover, Mass. The center had recently acquired Irene technology.

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Cylinders carry sound in a spiral groove cut by a phonograph recording needle that vibrates up and down, creating a surface made of tiny hills and valleys. In the Irene set-up, a microscope perched above the shaft takes thousands of high-resolution images of small sections of the grooves.

Stitched together, the images provide a topographic map of the cylinder’s surface, charting changes in depth as small as one five-hundredth the thickness of a human hair. Pitch, volume and timbre are all encoded in the hills and valleys and the speed at which the record is played.

At the conservation center, the preservation specialist Mason Vander Lugt attached one of the cylinders to the end of a rotating shaft. Huddled around a computer screen, the Rolfses first saw the wiggly waveform generated by Irene. Then came the digital audio. The words were at first indistinct, but as Mr. Lugt filtered out more of the noise, the rhyme became clearer.

“That was the Eureka moment,” Mr. Rolfs said.

In 1890, a girl in Edison’s laboratory had recited:

There was a little girl,

And she had a little curl

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Right in the middle of her forehead.

When she was good,

She was very, very good.

But when she was bad, she was horrid.

Recently, the conservation center turned up another surprise.

In 2010, the Woody Guthrie Foundation received 18 oversize phonograph disks from an anonymous donor. No one knew if any of the dirt-stained recordings featured Guthrie, but Tiffany Colannino, then the foundation’s archivist, had stored them unplayed until she heard about Irene.

Last fall, the center extracted audio from one of the records, labeled “Jam Session 9” and emailed the digital file to Ms. Colannino.

“I was just sitting in my dining room, and the next thing I know, I’m hearing Woody,” she said. In between solo performances of “Ladies Auxiliary,” “Jesus Christ,” and “Dead or Alive,” Guthrie tells jokes, offers some back story, and makes the audience laugh. “It is quintessential Guthrie,” Ms. Colannino said.

The Rolfses’ dolls are back in the display cabinet in Wisconsin. But with audio stored on several computers, they now have a permanent voice.

Ghostly Voices From Thomas Edisonís Dolls Can Now Be Heard

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