No arrest yet on freeway accident

National, Normal

NO arrests have been made as yet, following the fatal road accident on the Poreporena Freeway that claimed two lives in Port Moresby last Friday.
The identity of the driver, however, has been established, according to National Capital District and Central provincial police commander Chief Supt Awan Sete.
Chief Supt Sete yesterday said that arrests and formal charges would be laid pending on the outcome of the investigation which was currently underway.
Last Friday, at about midday, a private construction-owned dump truck with a trailer-load of gravel, weighing about 50 tonnes, careered off the highway, knocked down several light poles before its trailer crashed into the Harbour City fence killing one man instantly.
Town-bound traffic had crawled for hours as people ran to the site in an attempt to help those caught in the accident.
Police, who arrived immediately, had to fire gun shots to disperse the growing crowd to control them and tend to the injured.
Chief Supt Sete said this was not the first time for such  incident to occur along the stretch of the freeway.
In the aftermath of the accident, Chief Supt Sete called on drivers to be more responsible and mindful when driving all sizes of vehicles.
He said the only way to address the situation was for drivers to take responsibility when driving around.