Alleged hit-and-run vehicle set on fire

A blue Toyota Harrier overturned and was set on fire by opportunists around lunch time at Henao Drive, in Port Moresby, today.

Loop PNG was on scene to capture live images of thick black smoke arising from the burning vehicle as residents stood at the junction to prevent vehicles from going up the street.

According to eyewitnesses, the driver was drunk and was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident at Six-Mile. He panicked and tried to escape through Five-Mile by making a sharp turn at a street, where his car overturned.

The vehicle was set on fire by opportunists while the driver made a run for it before the newsroom arrived.

Police have confirmed the Five-Mile incident but not the one at Six-Mile.

Meanwhile, police will be looking to get the car’s registration details checked to find out the owner of the vehicle.

The public is asked to observe road safety rules during this nomination and election period as well.

Annette Kora