A 43-year-old man has been charged with negligent driving causing injury following an incident where a 3-year-old child fell from the back of a van.
Police Spokesperson, Maotaoalii Kaioneta Kitiona, confirmed the incident yesterday.
“The three year old was sitting at the back of the van with his mother while the man was driving the car,” said Maotaoali’i.
“The boot of the van suddenly opened and the child fell out without the parents knowing that he fell out.”
The vehicle was heading from Aleisa and it wasn’t until the couple reached Siusega that they realised their child was gone.
“Two young men that were walking on the road saw the child lying on the road,” he said. “They took him to the hospital.
“The child is still in the hospital while the driver has been charged. He will appear in court next month.”
In other matters, the Police is continuing their investigation in the death of a 28-year-old male of Sinamoga last week.
Maotaoalii said the body of the deceased man is subject to a police investigation to determine the cause of death.
“We are seeking help from the public in regards to this matter,” he said. “We know that the only people that really know what went down that night are the people that were with the deceased man.
“So we urge the community or anyone who have any information in relation to this incident to please come forward.
“We need your help in solving this case. I’m sure the family needs your help in finding out whoever is responsible for this.”
Maota also confirmed that the Police are still looking for the person responsible for the murder of a woman at Faleula last year.
“There are suspects but we haven’t charged anyone because there are still details that needs to be confirmed,” he said.
“Again, if anyone out there knows something or have any details about this incident please come in and talk to us. Any information about the incident is very much appreciated.”