Four injured in Vaini crash

Four people have been injured following a massive crash that invloved a car and two vans on Taufa’ahau Rd this morning Wednesday 17.

The accident happened between Vaini and Nualei.

Police said a van from Kahoua was speeding and overtook another vehicle while a taxi van was coming the opposite direction.

The van crashed into a tree while the taxi driven by a 70-year-old man swerved to avoid collison but collided with a tree on the road side.

A 60-year-old Japanese worker was a passenger in the taxi.

Kaniva News understands the 70-year-old man  was Sione Keni Kolo from Tofoa

Kolo was taken to hospital and was in stable condition while the Japanese passenger who suffered head injuries  was flown to New Zealand for medical treatment.

The 26-year-old driver of the van was taken to hospital with  one of his passengers for treatment.

He faced charges for speeding and drink driving.

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