Narrow escape for trio

Three people in the nation’s capital narrowly escaped death yesterday after their car crashed into the premises of the Sir John Guise stadium in Port Moresby.

The incident happened in the early hours of Christmas Eve, say the guards on duty.

They claim it was probably after a heavy night of partying, as the driver (a man) and two passengers (another man and a woman), were heavily intoxicated.

According to the stadium guards, the car – a small grey Toyota Grande – drove out of the intersection from Vulupindi Haus.

And instead of turning right towards the traffic lights, drove straight towards the opposite side of the road.

It slightly hit the bus stop stand before crashing head-on into the fence of the stadium, onto the beach volleyball court and going right under the sitting bench.

The guards say if the bench was higher, there could have been deaths.

Luckily, all three were unharmed, except for a small graze sustained by the driver.

Traffic Police director Joseph Joe will confirm the incident tomorrow.

But according to the stadium guards, police arrested the two men and woman.

It is believed that the car was borrowed and used by the three.

The owner arrived on scene but the stadium management said payment to the damages will be done before the vehicle is towed out.

The stadium fence has been welded back but the vehicle remains stuck under the bench.

(The damaged vehicle at the stadium today) 

Gloria Bauai