by Theckla Gunga – EM TV, Port Moresby
Two police officers have been rushed to Port Moresby General Hospital’s accidents and emergency ward after the vehicle they were travelling in crushed into a construction vehicle.
The incident happened at 4:30pm this afternoon at the back road of the ATS Compound in Port Moresby. The two officers are now in critical condition. Witnesses claim the police vehicle was speeding when the incident occurred.
The police vehicle is partly damaged, with a large dent in the right side of the bumper. It is registered to the Waigani Police Station. Police officers from Boroko have responded and have towed the vehicle away.
EM TV was not able to get comments from police officers at the scene but understands proper charges will be made accordingly.
Papua New Guinea has a notorious record for irresponsible driving, from industrial company vehicles to public transport vehicles despite the many road checks and regulations in place.