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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Honiara police concerned about rise in fatal traffic accidents as bus hits four pedestrians

The Solomon Islands Kukum Traffic Police are investigating the cause of a traffic accident in which a pedestrian was killed and three others seriously injured after mid-day yesterday in Honiara.

The accident happened at Guso Point on the Kukum Highway.

Police say the four pedestrians; a woman and her 10 year old daughter and two other girls believed to be sisters aged 9 and 4 years old were standing on the side of the road when they were hit by a public bus.

Police have been told that the woman was standing with her daughter on the side of the road.

As the bus approached she tried to get the three children out of the way but sadly the bus collided with all four.

The woman and her daughter received serious injuries and are still at the National Referral Hospital.

The eldest of the two sisters was treated for minor injuries while her four year sister was pronounced dead on arrival at the Hospital.

A 21 year old driver of the vehicle is currently assisting police with the investigation.

Source: SIBC

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