Taxi operator hides after hit and run

The operator of a Taxi in Port Moresby has gone into hiding after a hit and run accident last Thursday leaving a woman in her mid-40s fighting for her life.

According to eyewitnesses and the son of the victim who was with his mother at the time of the accident, the vehicle involved belongs to a noted taxi service provider in the city.

The taxi was traveling at high speed from 5mile down towards Boroko when it hit the woman, a mother of two teenaged sons from Northern Province.

The victim Nora Aikeba was hit in front of the Nasfund building around 7.30pm. The vehicle sped away without stopping to assist the victim.

The son of the victim spoke off camera and said his mother had been crossing the road when she was hit by the taxi as it appeared from nowhere on full speed. The head-on impact flung her into the air landing her meters away.

The hit and run incident caused the woman broken limbs, badly bruised body and with suspected serious internal head injuries.

The family of the woman along with police will be approaching the taxi operator to take responsibility involving costs for the hit and run accident once the taxi is identified.

According to Traffic Officer, Senior Constable Tim Worin, the Police have hit a brick wall with none of the business houses willing to give up their video surveillance footage or most only have cameras within their office compound and not beyond. 

Meantime the hit and run victim remains unresponsive and in a coma at the Port Moresby General Hospital.


Sophie Yaruso
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