Reckless driving leads to head-on collision

Reckless driving has, once again, almost cost the lives of passengers in two PMV buses in Port Moresby.

A head-on collision between two 25-seaters occurred at Mahuru yesterday, and at least 5 people were injured.

According to eyewitnesses, the incident, which occurred at around 1.53pm, was caused by a speeding bus 10 that was heading towards Sabama.

15-year-old Butubu Nigani was crossing the road when the two buses collided right in front of her.

She said the white and green bus heading towards Sabama tried to overtake a vehicle in front of it when it blindly crashed into another bus 10 PMV in the oncoming lane.

The Commissioner of St John Ambulance, Matt Cannon, told this newsroom that out of the 5 victims, 2 suffered major injuries.

One of the victims, believed to be the driver of the white bus, has a serious leg injury.

“The driver was trapped by confinement in front of the vehicle, and firefighters had to cut him loose from the bus,” Cannon stated.

“The other passenger had a head injury and was treated on the scene while the other three had minor bumps and scrapes.

“All of them were transported to the Port Moresby General Hospital.”

(The crash scene yesterday)

Carmella Gware