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.

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

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