Pedestrian killed after being hit by vehicle in Tufumāhina

A 58-year-old pedestrian from Pea has died after being hit by a car in Tufumāhina on Tuesday 15, the sixth such incident in the Tongatapu region in 2015.

Police have charged a 48-year-old man from Tofoa for committing an offence of causing death by careless driving when under the influence of alcohol.

According to local media Police alleged the accused ran into another car in front of him on Taufaʻahau Rd.

His car then veered off the road to the right side before it allegedly hit the victim who was walking down the roadside  opposite the accused’s car.

The victim was rushed to hospital in which he was pronounced dead.

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