Police officer runs over Tatakamotonga 8-year-old boy

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An 8-year-old boy from Tatakamotonga sustained head injuries after he was run over at Taufa’ahau Rd by a Police officer Monday 23 at around 10.20am.

The victim was crossing the road in front of Beaulah College when he was hit by the vehicle.

The 33-year-old officer from Nukunuku was charged with reckless driving and causing bodily harm.

He was driving a vehicle with registration plate number P1573, Police said.

It is understood the vehicle belongs to Police.

The boy was still in hospital,

“The accused is a Police Officer with Tonga Police,” Sia Adams from Police Communication Centre in Longolongo said.

“Police continue to investigate this case accordingly as no one is above the law”, she said.

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  1. Na’e tuiʻi ʻe ha ʻōfisa polisi ha kiʻi tamasiʻi taʻu 8 mei Tatakamotonga ʻi he Hala Tāufaʻāhaʻú ʻo lavea hono ʻulú he Mōnite ko ʻeni 23 ʻo Máʻasí ni.

    Ne hoko e fakatamakí ni ʻi muʻa ʻi he ʻapiako Kolisi Piulá.

    Naʻe fakaʻuli atu ʻa e ʻōfisá ni ʻi ha meʻalele fika P1573, fakatatau ki he fakamatala mei he kau Polisí.

    ʻOku mahino ko e meʻalele pe ʻeni ʻa e kau Polisí ne hoko ai e fakatamakí ni.

    Kuo fakaʻilo ʻa e ʻōfisá ni, ʻa ia ko ʻene haʻu mei Nukunuku, ki he hia ko e fakaʻuli taʻetokanga mo e fakatupu lavea ki he sinó, ko e lau ia mei he kau Polisí.

    ʻOku kei ʻi he fale mahakí ʻa e toko taha laveá.

    ʻOku kei hoko atu pe fakatotolo ʻa e kau Polisí mo nau pehē ʻoku ʻikai ha taha ʻe māʻolunga he laó.