Husband charged with causing Fijian wife’s death in crash on Tongatapu road

A widower whose wife was killed in a car accident has been charged over her death.

Falakiko ‘Asisi Mālani, 43, of  Houma, Tongatapu was driving the family car with his wife and children on Taufa’āhau road last month when they crashed.

Liviana Tatiana Naivakacavu Malani (L) and Falakiko Asisi Malani.

The car collided with a stationary vehicle at Pea, leaving his 42-year-old wife Liviana Tatiana Naivakacavu Mālani with fatal injuries on May 14.  

She died at Vaiola hospital on May 19.

She was buried at the Hangaitokelau cemetery at Houma on June 3. Liviana was from Fiji’s Rotuma island.

Falakiko and their three children, a 10-year-old girl, and 5-and-3-year-old boys were injured in the crash.

The Police said  shortly after the crash that the family “were heading in a northern direction on the Taufa’āhau Road when the driver recklessly sped and lost control of the wheel, which caused the car to swerve and hit another vehicle that was parked on the side of the road adjacent to the Free Wesleyan Church at Pea, before crashing onto the church’s fence”.

“They were rushed to the Vaiola Hospital with serious injuries where they have been monitored”, the Police said

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