road accident

Drivers warned

This follows a recent fatal accident at Kilometer 119 along the highway.

The accident last week, claimed the life of a senior policeman while leaving an auxiliary policeman in a critical yet stable condition.

The third passenger in the car was left unharmed.

The North Fly police commander, Joe Puri says that investigations are continuing into the accident and further called on drivers to exercise caution while driving the road during this wet season.

“Drive safe to ensure that you stay alive,” warns the Commander.

 

Family sustain injuries following road accident

Police report that the family was traveling from Buka to Arawa in a 10 seater when their vehicle collided with another vehicle belonging to PNG Power Limited.

The family’s vehicle was badly damaged while the children and their mother have been admitted to the Arawa Hospital and are reported to be in critical but stable condition.

The father, Sams Biun, received a wound to his hand.

Biun explained that the other vehicle was at fault because it was on the same lane they were on and speeding which led to the collision.

Venus Williams being sued after road accident

A civil complaint filed today, days before the revered Wimbledon tournament, claims that Williams was negligent in the June 9th crash near her Florida residence in Palm Beach Gardens.

A passenger in a small sedan that collided with Williams' larger SUV, Jerome Barson, 78, died June 22, according to the suit and, separately, the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner's office.

VIDEO: Police investigate road accident

NCD Traffic, Officer in Charge, Inspector Philip Koliadi said the incident happened around 7pm Friday night.

A coaster bus travelling from June Valley to Waigani knocked down a male adult, Mr Alu Mane.

Reports collected by police alleges that the victim was standing in the middle of the road. 

 

Charmaine Poriambep reports 

One dead in Sogeri crash

Central police commander Laimo Asi says the death took place when a hired PMV bus got into an accident outside the Rouna 4 area.

Unfortunately, Asi could not provide additional details as his traffic officers are yet to finalise the initial site report.

The PPC only confirmed that the bus was on hire from a church group at the time of the incident.

Asi says the initial time of the incident was at 7pm but not much detail of the incident was given as yet to his office.

School bus crash kills 36 in Tanzania

The fatal crash happened in city of Arusha in Tanzania's northern Karatu District, on the edge of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

"The place where it happened is a hill, with a steep slope, and it was raining when the accident happened," Aruba Police Commander Charles Mkumbo said.

Mkumbo added investigators were still trying to determine exactly what caused the bus to leave the road. "We don't know if the driver was new or if there was a mechanical defect," he said.

13 victims of road accident laid to rest

Popondetta General Hospital Chief Executive Officer Dr Gunzee Gawin told Loop PNG today that the bodies were taken to their villages on Wednesday and laid to rest today.

He said the remaining 10 victims from the 16 were still at the hospital but in a stable condition.

Dr Gawin said two were discharged this morning and eight remain at the hospital.

The accident involved a PMV truck and an oil palm fruit truck belonging to the Higaturu Oil Palm Ltd.

The 13 victims died instantly at the accident site.

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Dump truck crushes utility killing two

Two lives are lost after a heavy dump truck overturned, crushing a utility vehicle the victims were travelling in.

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Polye blames O’Neill for Highlands Highway negligence

13 dead in road accident in Oro

Reports reaching Loop PNG from a reliable source say that the casualty toll has been put at 20 with 13 confirmed dead while seven are in Intensive Care Unit at the Popondetta General Hospital.

According to Ramsay Afo in Popondetta, the PMV was travelling from Kokoda to Popondetta and the oil palm fruit truck travelling towards Kokoda at a high speed.

Afo, who was at the Popondetta General Hospital, told Loop PNG that the casualties might increase.

The fruit truck belongs to the Higaturu Oil Palms.

High school students in freak road accident in AROB

The badly ridden mother had to take the body back home in what has been described as a very sad scenario by those present at the hospital on Wednesday.

Calls for safer driving have now been made to commuters along the Bougainville trunk road from Buin to Arawa then to Buka.

The accident that happened along the highway according to eye witnesses, was  caused by loose gravel and excessive speed.

People have now appealed to police for tougher traffic regulations especially for unlicensed drivers and drunk driving.