No files yet for driver in hit-and-run accident

Five months on after a family lost a daughter to a hit- and- run accident at Murray Barracks in Port Moresby, police investigators are still working on producing its investigation files in court.

The case of the driver who is allegedly responsible for the death of a Port Moresby female student returned to the Committal Court for mention on Wednesday.

Allen Alex of Korobosea village, NCD briefly appeared on K1,000 bail before Magistrate Cosmas Bidar who further adjourned his case to next month. He was allowed bail on Oct 14, 2016.

He told the court that police have not served his files or what is a hand up brief consisting police investigation on the allegations before the court.

He was arrested on Oct 5, 2016  and charged with dangerous driving causing death after he surrendered himself to police in fear of his life.

Alex was driving a Toyota Coaster Bus along the Sir Hubert Murray Highway on Oct 5 last year when he lost control of his vehicle and hit a Grade 10 student, the late Ann Murray Makis opposite SVS at Two-Mile.

The deceased was walking along the Murray Barracks side of the road when she was hit by the bus and died instantly.

The bus belongs to the Don Bosco Technical Secondary school at Gabutu.

She was a student of the Caritas Secondary school and was returning home after school when she was run over by the bus.

 (Loop PNG file Picture of flowers and a card where the late Ann Murray Makis was hit. Photographs by Kennedy Bani.)