Driver charged over deadly hit and run

By Joyetter Luamanu ,

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Police Superintendent and Media Spokesperson, Sala’a Sale Sala’a

Police Superintendent and Media Spokesperson, Sala’a Sale Sala’a

A bus driver has been charged and detained at Tafa’igata Prison following an incident that led to the death of a 75-year-old man in Fugalei earlier this week. 

This was confirmed by Police Superintendent and Media Spokesperson, Sala’a Sale Sala’a, in response to questions from the Samoa Observer. 

Sala’a declined to give further details indicating the investigation is underway.

However, according to Police sources the incident occurred Monday morning.

“He was crossing the road when he was struck by a bus,” one source said.

“The elderly man was taken to the hospital immediately after the incident.

“We were informed that he died the next day.

“The injuries sustained was so severe.”

The driver had since been arrested and charged and is scheduled to appear for criminal mention next two weeks. The elderly man is from Moamoa.

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