Crash at Vailoa

By Deidre Fanene ,

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Badly Damaged: The  vehicle was involved in a road crash at Vailoa yesterday morning.

Badly Damaged: The vehicle was involved in a road crash at Vailoa yesterday morning. (Photo: Tagataese Taliaoa)

The drivers of two vehicles  who were involved in a road crash yesterday morning at Vailoa, suffered injuries and were taken to Moto'otua Hospital soon afterwards. 

It was not clear what their condition was at press time last night.

Claims by an eye witness are that speed and ignoring the road rules had caused the accident.

One vehicle was a taxi from the State Cabs Taxi Stand and the other vehicle was a Pajero IO.

When the Samoa Observer arrived at the scene, the driver of the Pajero IO and his passenger had been taken to the hospital for treatment. The eye witness said: “The taxi was heading from the road at Vailoa and the Pajero was coming from Vaitele heading towards Apia. 

“So the taxi was supposed to give way to the Pajero but instead, it came straight out of the Vailoa Road and that’s when the Pajero crashed into it."

Added the eyewitness: “The driver of the Pajero was speeding and I thought he was drunk but he was not.

“Both the driver and the passenger of the Pajero looked like they were young, maybe 18 or 19 years old, and they were both hurt.

“It was a miracle that they suffered only broken arms but I think they will be all right.

“I asked the driver if he was drunk but he said no, he was just tired.”

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