According to Police reports, the fatal car accident at Nasuampum, along the Lae-Nadzab highway a week ago, was identified as human error, caused by drunk driving.
The road collision involved a 15-seater PMV bus travelling from Madang to Lae, and a 5-Door Land Cruiser heading to Nadzab airport to drop off a family.
Morobe’s Provincial Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Augustine Wampe, said the driver of the Landcruiser was at fault, and is in hiding.
According to Police reports, the driver of the white 5-door Landcruiser was driving under the influence of alcohol.
He quickly dozed off when he realized he was heading into a nearby bush. The driver quickly adjusted the vehicle back on the road when he collided into the blue 15-seater PMV bus.
Morobe’s Provincial Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Augustine Wampe said the driver fled after the accident, and is still in hiding.
The fatal accident on Saturday, 13 January at Nasuampum in Markham District of Morobe, resulted in the deaths of 7 people.
This includes the driver of this blue 15-Seater bus, and the Munga family, Brendah, Murphy, their children Nathaniel-4 and Jeslyn-2, along with their babysitter.
The Munga family was picked up by the white 5-door land cruiser at 2 pm on Saturday, 13 January to Nadzab airport to board a light aircraft to Kabwum in Morobe, accident happened.
Morobe’s Provincial Police Commander, Augustine Wampe, confirmed that the accident was caused by human error, the driver of the white 5-door believed to be intoxicated.
The PPC also confirmed that the white 5-door Landcruiser belongs to the office of the Governor for Morobe.
Wampe has called on the driver of the white 5-door to turn himself to the Police for his own safety.