Tonga Road accident

Tongan girl dies in car crash

Police said the driver was intoxicated while driving three passengers, including his two young daughters.

They said he lost control of the wheel, which caused the car to swerve to the right side of the road where it crashed onto a 'toa' tree.

The victims were rushed to hospital and Vaiola hospital later confirmed the death of the 2-year-old girl.

Police investigations into the incident are ongoing while the others, including the driver, remained in hospital.

     

Tonga road toll hits four for 2019

The death takes the annual road toll to four.

Mr Taumoefolau was killed when a van ploughed into his parked vehicle on Vuna Road in Nuku'alofa.

The businessman had parked by a roadside food stall to make a purchase when the accident happened.

His vehicle was alleged to have been struck from behind by a speeding van.

Police have arrested a 31-year-old man and charged him with drunk driving and manslaughter.