Main Menu

One year old child sustained head injuries following accident at Vaiola

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 30/07/2019

Police have arrested and charged a 26-year-old man from Sopu for negligence driving after a one-year-old girl sustained head injuries from a road accident at Vaiola yesterday morning.

The Traffic Safety Manager of the Nuku’alofa Police Station – Chief Inspector Lemoto Piliu says, the victim’s grandmother was occupied talking to other people and wasn’t aware when the victim crossed to the other side of the road.

He adds, the driver of the vehicle accidently hit the victim, while he was on his way to pick up his mother from the hospital.

Piliu adds they have confirmation the victim is at a stable condition.

As the investigation continues, Inspector Piliu is strongly urging parents and guardians to pay more attention to their children especially when at public places to avoid such incidents in the future.

© Radio and Television Tonga New