Five in hospital, two remain in stable condition after two separate crashes in Tongatapu

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The scene after the car crash in Teʻekiu. Photo/Paul Quinn Taʻai

Five passengers were rushed to hospital after two separate car crashes in Tongatapu early this morning Saturday 5.

Two of them remained in Vaiola hospital in a critical but stable condition after a car they were in hit a sign post in Teʻekiu.

Three passengers including another person from the Teʻekiu crash and two victims from a crash in Veitongo were still being processed at the outpatient ward with minor injuries when  Kaniva News was talking to a Ministry of Health spokesperson.

The Teʻekiu victims were travelling along the Hihifo road with two other persons including the driver before the incident occurred, the spokesperson said.

Alcohol was believed to be a factor in that accident.

The spokesperson said no one was killed in these crashes according to the hospital’s record.

The other two passengers were currently being processed in hospital after their vehicle hit a power pole in Veitongo.

The driver of that vehicle was allegedly asleep and he was unhurt.

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