Boy died after being hit by truck in Vavaʻu named

Mourners have gathered at a residence in Tuʻanekivale, Vavaʻu to pay their respects to the little boy killed when his bike collided with a heavy truck on February 6.

He later died in hospital on February 7.

He was Siaosi Fifita Jr, aged 4.

Police said a 44-year-old man was arrested in relation to the death of Fifita.

They said the truck was on its way back to town when the incident happened.

It was alleged the boy  struck one of the rear wheels of the truck while riding his bike on a downhill road in the village.

Families and friends of Fifitaʻs parents have shared their grief on Facebook.

“The very last moments of his lil innocent life on this earth…So very happy I’ve been here all day with you Siaosi to help your grannies cooling down your very high feverish body…will never forget these special moments ..Love you lil angel ..Fly High and rest in the peaceful arms of Thy Saviour ..REST IN PEACE AND LOVE!!!”, wrote Ala Taufa.

 Teaki Pangata Fifita so sorry about your loss….’ofa ke ‘oatu he ‘eiki ha nonga moha fiemalie kia koe moe toenga famili he taufa kuo to homou lotofale….ofa lahi atu”,  Victoria N Willy wrote.  

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