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Police appeal for information in fatal hit-and-run case

Police have appealed to the public for information on a hit-and-run case last Saturday night that killed a 24-year-old man within the vicinity of Lalovaea bridge.

The Police made the appeal on their Facebook page on Tuesday evening, saying the deceased male was a passer-by on his bicycle before he got hit and run over by a speeding vehicle on a bridge located in the vicinity of Lalovaea.

Preliminary details provided to the Police by witnesses indicate that the vehicle involved in the incident was a Four Wheel Drive [4WD] white Toyota Hilux, and it was racing with another vehicle along Vaitele Street heading eastward towards Malifa. 

The drivers of both vehicles did not stop to offer assistance to the victim who died at the scene, added the Police social media statement.

According to the drivers of the ‘I love Samoa’ taxi stand, which is located opposite the bridge where the fatal traffic accident occurred, their base was closed that night due to poor phone reception and they were not aware of it until the next day.

“We only heard about it a day later when we came back to work [from rumours] but other than that, we didn’t know anything that happened,” a taxi driver told the Samoa Observer.

Members of the public with information in relation to the case should contact the Police Traffic Division on telephone 26712 or Police Headquarters on 22 222.

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