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Two injured in Station of the Cross accident in Port Moresby

Station of the Cross procession in Port Moresby. Photo credit: Daniel Laki
An elderly male and female have sustained injuries, after a car drove into the Stations of the Cross procession on Good Friday in Port Moresby.
Traffic Police Officer Inspector Philip Koliadi, described the incident as 'unfortunate', saying they will need to improve escorting of the faithfuls, to avoid such accidents in future.
The accident is a first of its kind for the Stations of the Cross proceeding, which saw the drunk driver of a sedan bumping the two people and getting away with it.
Inspector Koliadi says his men pursued the vehicle down to 2 mile however lost it due to the traffic on that day.
He adds that the accident occurred due to a gap that was made between the youths, the Cross and the police escort. Inspector Koliadi says that proper planning between the Catholic Church organisers of the walk and the police is needed to avoid this.
They are still working on apprehending the suspect and he is appealing to the public to come forward with any information regarding the driver of the vehicle.
The two victims are at the Port Moresby General Hospital nursing cuts to the leg for the female and head for the male.

Meantime, a sixteen year old male lost his life after being hit at the Sabama suburb in Port Moresby.
Inspector Philip Koliadi says, the accident occurred on Thursday night, when the youth was trying to cross the road after attending church service.
He was hit by a fifteen seater bus owned by a security firm.
The driver of the bus is in police custody at the Boroko Police Station.

By: Lyanne Togiba / NBC / PNG Today

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