WESTERN Highlands police have renewed their plea to motorists to obey traffic rules when driving on public roads.
This was the first step in reducing fatal road accidents, the majority of which were caused by drink driving or careless drivers, provincial police commander Supt Kaiglo Ambane said yesterday.
He made the call after an accident on Saturday claimed two lives at Kerebugl, just outside Mt Hagen.
According to police, the accident happened when two vehicles, a 15-seater bus and a Nissan Navara, collided head on, killing both drivers instantly.
Five people from both vehicles were in critical condition at the Mt Hagen General Hospital where one is fighting for his life.
Supt Ambane said careless drivers were causing most accidents throughout the country and drivers should take heed of traffic rules.
Meanwhile, Minj police are investigating the death of 30-year-old woman last Friday after she was assaulted.
Police are looking for the woman’s husband, who is a high school teacher, to help them with their investigations.
The body of the mother of two was at the Mt Hagen General Hospital morgue.
In a robbery investigation, police have arrested three men and were hunting for the third in
connection with a K16,000 robbery.