Road accidents in POM

A number of road accidents have occurred over the weekend in Port Moresby.

Among the reported incidents was a motor vehicle accident on Saturday at Six-Mile where a vehicle’s tyres came off, causing the driver to lose control of the CRV.

Eyewitnesses say a man and a woman were on board but luckily escaped without injuries.

On Sunday night, a head on collision involving a taxi and Land Cruiser left a little girl traumatised at Waigani, in front of Laguna Hotel.

A couple who witnessed the incident said the taxi (Kanny Trans Services) was to be blamed as it was on the wrong side of the road.

They said they stopped when they heard a child crying.

Thankfully, passengers in both vehicles escaped with no major injuries.

Meanwhile, CEO of Road Traffic Authority, Nelson Terema, says vehicle owners must ensure their vehicles are roadworthy before they leave the house.

Penalties for negligence have also changed following the new road traffic rules.

(The accident at Waigani)

Charmaine Poriambep