Man arrested over fatal hit and run in Tongatapu

    Puke 'e he kau polisi Tongatapu' ha tangata ta'u 22 hili e mate 'a ha tangata ta'u 52 mei Tatakamotonga he Falaite pō 15. Pehē 'e he kau polisi' na'e tui'i e pekia' he Hala Taupii' pea 'ikai tu'u e faka'uli'. 'Oku lolotonga tauhi 'e he kau polisi' 'a e faka'uli' ni tali hopo.

    A 52-year-old man from Tatakamotonga, died after he was hit by a vehicle on Taupī rd early Friday night 15 June.

    The driver failed to stop after the accident.

    Police have now confirmed they have arrested and charged a driver over the incident.

    A 22-year-old man has been charged with failing to stop and ascertain injury and will is set to appear in a Magistrate court.

    “The family of the deceased when he failed to return home went to check on his whereabouts and found him lying on the roadside of Taupi Road along with his bicycle,” Acting Superintendent Sisi Toutai Tonga said.

    This latest fatal incident brings the total number of deaths on the road this year to 15.

    “Accident like this is preventable and we all need to do our part to reduce deaths and injuries on our roads,” Tonga said.

    Tonga Police would like to send their condolences to the family of the deceased.

    The suspect is under police custody while Investigation continues.

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