As any other teenager would do on a New Year’s evening, Brandy Tee and Amos Raka set off to buy firecrackers to light up their New year’s night.
They both didn’t know that the night would turn deadly.
Brandy remembers waking up at the hospital bed a few hours later after being hit by the car, driven by a political executive who was allegedly drunk.
Brandy is now recovering from his injuries at the Angau hospital. He has severe bone fractures in his left leg and elbow.
He says he cant wait to recover fully as the beginning of the new school year draws near. He will be doing his grade 11 at the Markham Valley Secondary School but he says he’s not sure if he will recover fully to make it in time for his first Grade 11 class.
Brandy will be on his hospital bed for the next two months. He says he holds no bad feelings towards the driver of the vehicle but he says all he wants is to recover quickly and to see the man who caused his injuries, to be dealt with fairly by the court.
The father of Amos Raka who died in the accident has expressed disappointment over the incident after a police officer asked for money before he could proceed on with the investigation.
Amos Raka’s body was flown back to his father’s village in Kokopo for burial last Thursday.
Police investigations are continuing but the families of Brandy and Amos say they are not sure when exactly these investigations will be completed. Fourteen days after the accident the driver of the vehicle still has not been formally arrested.