A FATHER of four from Kekehe village in Munda, Western Province was crushed to death during an early morning road accident.
The incident occurred at Toalata road between Noro and Munda when a truck hit him while he was sleeping on the road believed to be under the influence of alcohol.
Reports reaching the paper said, the vehicle was traveling from Munda to Noro when it the man.
The man died instantly before taken to the Helena Goldie Hospital.
Details surrounding how the man was hit could not established.
Noro police when asked about the incident yesterday said, they are aware of the incident but declined to release full information related to the incident.
“We are aware of the incident but we are not in the best position to release any information about the incident.
“We have a policy for releasing information. Only our superiors or provincial police commanders are mandated to release information from police,’’ a spokesperson from Noro police yesterday said.
When contacted, a spokesperson for the Western provincial police office told the Solomon Star yesterday said, the acting PCC just returned from Honiara and is unable to talk to the media about the incident.
When the Helena Goldie Hospital was contacted, an officer from the hospital confirmed the incident.
“I can confirm the incident on Sunday morning. The deceased was from Kekehe village near Munda.
“He was hit on the early hours of Sunday at Toalata road between Munda and Noro. He died instantly when the truck hit him,” the officer said.
The officer said, the deceased was taken to Helena Goldie Hospital for medical for observation.
The deceased was buried yesterday at his home village. He left behind four children and a wife.
Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast last week reminded the public from getting involved in excessive alcohol which can lead to death and other related accidents.
He said on Thursday, many people are losing their lives in traffic accidents.
“Unfortunately we continue to see people having accidents because of excessive speed or excessive alcohol,” he said.
By DENVER NEWTER