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Racing cars leave a trail of damage in Vailoa

Another car racing incident in Apia in the early hours of yesterday morning has partially damaged a vehicle and left a bus stop with a broken post. 

A Vailoa resident, who only identified herself as Tina when she was interviewed by the Samoa Observer, said they heard the screeching tyres and a loud bang and ran over to find a partially damaged Nissan ‘March’ car on the roadside.

The police had already left the scene of the crash when this newspaper arrived, and had taken the drivers of two vehicles to the police station to be questioned. 

However, one of the damaged car’s two passengers – who refused to identify himself – claimed their vehicle was a victim of two cars that were racing.

“The two cars were racing and when our car swerved into the other lane, it collided with the Corolla, that’s when our car spun and it’s back rammed into the bus stop,” he said.

While the two passengers appeared to be shocked by the ordeal, Tina was thankful that there were no children around during the vehicle crash, and the bus stop acted as a buffer against the car, which was flung by the impact of the collusion and could have landed in a home.   

“I am just thankful the children in our neighborhood were not in the area when the incident occurred. Luckily the bus stop was here, I’m certain the vehicle would have landed inside the house behind the bus stop and this is all due to young drivers who show off on the road. They have no consideration in relation to the impact of their actions,” she said.  

It is unclear if the Police have charged the drivers. Comments are being sought from the Ministry. 

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