Woman charged for hit and run

By Deidre Tautua – Fanene ,

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Samoa Police Service.

Samoa Police Service. (Photo: File)

A 37-year-old female, from the villages of Talimatau and Nu’u-fou, has been charged with negligent driving causing injury. 

The female allegedly hit a 27-year-old male last week Friday. The victim is Murphy Jonpalar Curry. 

This was confirmed by Police Spokesperson, Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo.

“The driver of the Ford that hit a young man in front of Apia Park has been charged,” he said.

“She is scheduled to appear in the Supreme Court on 27 March.”

“The victim is still at the Intensive Care Unit because of the severity of his injuries.”

The incident occurred on Friday night around midnight.

The victim’s brother-in-law, Ta’aiseuga Warren, told the Samoa Observer: “It was past 12 midnight when he was dropped off by his colleagues after work. He was drinking with them so they dropped him off home.”    

 “Our house is opposite from the Apia Park and his friends dropped him off on the other side of the road and so he tried to cross the road.”

“While he was crossing the road, a small private car that looks like a taxi was heading from Moata’a to Apia. It was coming really, really fast.”

“The driver didn’t stop after he struck my brother-in-law and his body was found 20 meters away from where he was hit.”

“That’s how far we had to run to him, the car was coming really fast.”

Ta’aiseuga said it was a sad scene seeing his brother in law in that condition.

“The Police were called and they came and took my brother to the hospital, we had to rush him because his wounds were so severe,” said the family member.

“We were at the hospital the whole night, at this very moment he is in the operation room because he has broken collar bones, broken ribs, his chest as well as internal bleeding.”

“He is fighting for his life at the moment and we are praying that he will be able to make it given the severe injuries he sustained.”

“We have lodged a complaint to the Police and they are investigating matter.”

“My brother is a single young man and he is an engineer and good at laying tiles. But it’s very sad to see him fighting for his life, hopefully he will pull through.”

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