Family sustain injuries following road accident

A family of seven including five children, sustained serious injuries following a road accident in Arawa, Autonomous Region of Bougainville on the weekend.

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.

Central Bougainville Police Regional Commander Spencer Aila said this type of collision is the first of its kind in Bougainville as they have not reported any similar major road accidents in the past.

Aila confirmed that the driver of the PNG Power vehicle has been apprehended and is now in police custody.

The incident was not election related.

Quintina Naime