Bus driver fights for life

By Pai Mulitalo Ale ,

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The driver of a bus which crashed at Tiavi last week endangering the lives of more than 60 passengers and killing one is fighting for his life at the hospital.

As a result, he cannot be charged yet.

That’s according to Spokesperson of the Ministry of Police, Maotaoalii Kaioneta Kitiona.

He said they are waiting for the driver to recover before they charge him. 

“We cannot charge him at this time because he is in a critical condition,” said Maotaoalii. 

He is likely to face charges of negligent driving causing death, negligent driving causing injuries and others.

The Samoa Observer visited the hospital yesterday and found that the bus driver has been discharged. 

According to an official at the hospital, he said the driver suffered from a beating he received at the crash site. 

Although he has not fully recovered, they have discharged him for his own safety because relatives of the victims are still angry about what happened.

He said the hospital security couldn’t protect him from angry family members if something happens.

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