Police officer hit, seriously injured after three-vehicle crash in Vava‘u checkpoint

A police officer is in hospital after being struck at a police checkpoint in Tonga’s  Vava’u island.

Police were carrying out a checkpoint on Tu’i Road  in Neiafu this afternoon.

Neiafu town officer, Vava Lapota reported the incident on Facebook.

He claimed the Police officer was seriously injured.

It was still unclear what had caused the crash.

The news came after Police said a fatal crash left a woman dead and a driver injured on Saturday after a car crashed into a power pole in Tonga’s main island Tongatapu.

Two other women who were also passengers in the vehicle were uninjured.

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