Commissioner of Fire and Emergency Services Authority Tanuvasa Petone Mauga has confirmed one death following a car accident at Vaoala this afternoon.
Tanuvasa says the accident happened at the road bend opposite the LDS Church at Vaoala.
“The truck with a trailer and excavator was coming downhill…”
Tanuvasa told Samoa Global News that the Fire and Emergency Services road rescue team had to cut through the front of the truck, and the door, to get the driver stuck inside.
One passenger has died with the driver in critical condition being treated at the Motootua Hospital.
It is the second fatal accident within 36 hours in Samoa. A man in his later 30’s was killed in a car accident at the steep road in Leulumoega Tuai, in the early hour of Thursday morning.