Aleisa couple injured in car crash

A couple from Aleisa who were in a car crash at Tuanaimato on Tuesday morning sustained injuries and had to be taken to the Tupua Tamasese Meaole National Hospital at Moto'otua.

The Deputy Police Commissioner, Papalii Monalisa Tiai-Keti, told the Samoa Observer in an email response that the crash occurred at around 5am on Tuesday morning.

She confirmed that two people were involved in the car crash, a couple who were in their early thirties from Aleisa, and there was no alcohol involved.

Asked if there were any injuries, she said both the driver and the passenger sustained injuries.

“The wife who was the passenger sustained very serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Moto'otua hospital,” said Papalii.

The vehicle involved in the car crash is a Mitsubishi Elgrand Van and there was no other vehicle involved in the crash, she added.

The Deputy Police Commissioner then appealed to members of the public to drive safely and to be aware of their speed limit, road surface and the weather.

“Samoa Police Service wishes to advise members of the public to please drive safely and take note of speed limits, road surfaces and weather when driving. We remind drivers that the lives of their passengers and pedestrians are at risk when they are careless,” she said.

“As we are heading into Christmas we hope that all the families of Samoa enjoy the festivities and not experience any life loss as a result of car crash or avoidable accidents.

“We acknowledge the work of the media and Samoa Observer with regards to campaigns on road safety especially messages relating to preventing the public from driving under the influence of alcohol. 

“It is a work that Samoa Police cannot do alone. It is a collaborative effort from everyone – working together for a safe Samoa.”

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