GUADALCANAL police are investigating a fatal traffic accident that resulted in the death of a three-year-old boy in the Charikulu area of Tangarare, in West Guadalcanal, on 11 October 2018.
Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Guadalcanal Province, Superintendent Nixon Manetoga says the incident occurred between 4 and 5pm on 11 October in the Charikulu area at Tangarare.
“It will be alleged that the fatal accident occurred due to a mechanical problem with the vehicle’s steering,” Mr Manetoga said.
“The driver of the vehicle tried to control the vehicle but it went out of control, ditched and overturned,” he added
“As a result of the accident a 3-year-old boy has been confirmed dead.
“Also three people are receiving medical treatment for serious injuries with six other people with minor injuries at the National Referral Hospital (NRH).
“Another two people with minor injuries were treated at the Tangarare Clinic.”
Mr Manetoga said the driver is an employee of a logging company that operates in West Guadalcanal.
“Police are working close with the management of the company to deal with the driver of the vehicle,” he said.
“Vehicle owners and drivers please make sure that your vehicles must be road worthy and it is your responsibility as a driver not to over load your vehicle.
“On behalf of the police, I wish to extend our condolences and sympathy to the family and relatives of the deceased for the untimely loss of their young boy,” says PPC Manetoga.
– RSIPF Media