Alcohol suspected in iconic Town Clock crash

Alcohol is suspected to have been involved in car crash at the iconic Apia Town Clock on a busy Friday afternoon.

The crash involved a taxi vehicle and another car, which immediately drove off.

A female passenger in the taxi required urgent medial treatment. Police officers and Fire and Emergency Services Authority (F.E.S.A) arrived immediately to seal off the area.

Speaking to the Samoa Observer, the taxi driver who refused to be named, said he was heading towards Savalalo when another vehicle hit his car.

“I could not identify the car properly,” he said. “I’m just sitting here not knowing what to do. I’m waiting for reports from the Police to find the other car.”

Attempts to get a comment from Police officers at the scene were not successful.

Bystander, Nuuuli Amituanai, said the crash happened very quickly.

“I heard that the other car drove off,” she said. “I felt sorry for the taxi driver as he was about to cry when he saw the damages to his vehicle.”

The Police are investigating.





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