Three year old fell off traveling car without parent’s knowledge

BY Lagi Keresoma

APIA, SAMOA: MONDAY 18 JANUARY 2016: A 3 year old boy fell off a traveling van while his parents continued on without knowing he was missing.

The incident happened between Siusega and Falelauniu–tai at 10.30pm Saturday 16 January 2016.

Two men walking along that area at the time saw the boy lying on the road and rushed him to the hospital where he was admitted.

The hospital notified police on Sunday 17th January 2016 and an investigation was conducted leading to the boy’s family at Magiagi..

According to police report, the boy and his parents were passengers of the van driven by Ioane Mapusua of Aleisa.

“The young child was sitting at the back seat with his parents but was walking amongst the car seats when he wondered further to the open door,” stated the report.

The report also stated the boy was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the hospital due to the seriousness of his injuries.

The driver has been charged with negligent driving causing injuries and will appear in the next Court mention date.

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