Young boy dead after being run over in Pea, 72-year-old man appears in court

The Tatakamotonga community is rallying around the family of a 10-year-old boy who died after being run over in a road in Pea.

The boy from Tatakamotonga was hit on Taufaʻāhau Rd on Saturday 18 June 2016 at around 2.30 pm, Police said.

A 72-year-old man from Touliki, Maʻufanga was arrested and charged in relation to the boy’s death. He was expected to appear in court this afternoon. He was charged with reckless driving causing death.

The accused was driving northbound on Taufaʻāhau Road in a car “when he swerved to the right side and hit the deceased and also a traffic sign”, Telēsia Adams from Police Communication Office said.

“The deceased was rushed to the hospital where the Dr confirmed that he has already passed away”, Adams said.

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