PMV bus

Reckless driving leads to head-on collision

A head-on collision between two 25-seaters occurred at Mahuru yesterday, and at least 5 people were injured.

According to eyewitnesses, the incident, which occurred at around 1.53pm, was caused by a speeding bus 10 that was heading towards Sabama.

15-year-old Butubu Nigani was crossing the road when the two buses collided right in front of her.

She said the white and green bus heading towards Sabama tried to overtake a vehicle in front of it when it blindly crashed into another bus 10 PMV in the oncoming lane.

Tragic PMV accident claims 6

Eyewitnesses claimed the bus was travelling at high speed towards Nadzab when it came upon another vehicle in front. The driver tried to veer away from it when he lost control.

The 25-seater PMV bus, which operates between Lae and Nadzab in Morobe Province, ran off the road near the Flour Mill at Six-Mile and nosedived into the nearby drain.

The driver and five others died instantly from the impact while other passengers were rushed to the Angau Memorial General Hospital.

Police were at the scene to assist the casualties.