Toddler killed after being hit by reversing vehicle in Nuku‘alofa

    A toddler has tragically died after she was struck by a reversing car being driven by an elderly man.

    The driver, a 70-year-old man had been charged with manslaughter by negligence.

    The one-year-old girl was playing at her residence when she was hit by the reversing vehicle in Ngele’ia.

    The girl was taken to Vaiola Hospital in a serious condition on Tuesday evening but she was pronounced dead a short time later.

    Police reportedly believed the driver was unaware that the deceased was behind the vehicle.

    Police investigations were continuing.  

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