Tongan mother shares heartbreak over her son’s death online

    The mother of a Tongan man who died in an accident which involved a car and a ute in Wellington, New Zealand on Sunday morning has shared her grief on social media.

    Sione Palei “Bah” Tuiano was killed in the crash, according to Police. It happened just north of Silverstream just before 4am, New Zealand Police said.

    Another person was transported to hospital by helicopter in a critical condition.

    Two others in the car suffered injuries with one was in a serious condition while the other was minor.

    Two people in the ute suffered moderate to minor injuries.

    Tuiano’s mother ‘Asinate Hopoi took to Facebook and shared how she struggled to accept that his son has died.

    She only found out in hospital his son was killed in the collision.

    She said she could not sleep in the early hours of Sunday morning even though she was advised by doctors and nurses to take a rest.

    She said three of her children including Tuiano went with her to celebrate her 3-year-old moko’s birthday.

    Hopoi revealed how devastating she was when the doctor asked to meet with her in the hospital.

    “I know what has happened”, she said.

    The doctor wanted to tell her that his son has died.

    She said Tuiano was healthy and fit and she thought he could survive the tragedy.

    “I thought your fit n strong why dont you fight for your life”, the heartbroken mother wrote.

    Tuiano is survived by his wife and two children.


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