Driver charged over death of schoolgirl in Tongatapu

A driver has been charged with causing the death of a 12-year-old schoolgirl who was struck by a passing vehicle in Tongatapu on Saturday.

Hinemoa Mahoni was hit in Bypass Road  and died in hospital yesterday afternoon at about 4pm after suffering serious head injuries.

Mahoni was waiting for a bus with other members of her family when the crash happened.

The Popua man who is charged with causing death by dangerous driving remains in Police custody.

Mahoni was described on social media as “a passionate, spirited individual”.

“Fly high [little] angel …….. First cousin Hinemoa jr Mahoni R.I.P ofa atu,” a commenter wrote.

“Rest in peace [little] angel….I know [you are] in a better place right now,” one wrote.

“R.i.P little princess,” another wrote.

For further information:

Girl dies in hospital after allegedly being hit by passing vehicle in Tongatapu

Sometimes when a business is growing, it needs a little help.

Right now Kaniva News provides a free, politically independent, bilingual news service for readers around the world that is absolutely unique. We are the largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service, and our stories reach Tongans  wherever they are round the world. But as we grow, there are increased demands on Kaniva News for translation into Tongan on our social media accounts and for the costs associated with expansion. We believe it is important for Tongans to have their own voice and for Tongans to preserve their language, customs and heritage. That is something to which we are strongly committed. That’s why we are asking you to consider sponsoring our work and helping to preserve a uniquely Tongan point of view for our readers and listeners.

Latest news

Related news