Church van takes a swim

By Ilia L Likou ,

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IN THE SEA: EFKS Van at Luatuanu'u. Photo: Uhrles Lotopa

IN THE SEA: EFKS Van at Luatuanu'u. Photo: Uhrles Lotopa

The driver of the E.F.K.S. TV van that ended up in the sea at Luatuanu’u has been charged with negligent driving causing injuries. 

He will appear before Court on 11 April 2018. 

This was confirmed to the Samoa Observer by Police Spokesperson, Auapa’au Filipo Logoitino. 

The incident happened on Sunday night.

Leti Lofiau, a driver who was following the van, told the Samoa Observer that the driver was speeding while overtaking vehicles at Solosolo.

“Not only did the van overtake us, it seems like the driver was sleeping or very drunk because the van was all over the road,” Leti said.    

“There were two of them inside the van.”

Leti was with her husband and two children.

“I told my husband to slow down, but sadly when we got closer, we saw that the van ended up in the sea.”

An official at the hospital told Samoa Observer that both the driver, and his passenger, sustained minor injuries and were discharged from hospital early yesterday morning.

General Manager of the E.F.K.S. T.V, Su’a Henry Fruean, was also contacted for a comment.

He has left the country for Lupesoliai Joseph Parker’s fight on Sunday.

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