An 18-year-old male is fighting for his life at the TTM Hospital with serious injuries from a hit and run road accident yesterday morning.
Eyewitness reported that the driver of the vehicle did not stop.
The victim was struck around 5.00am just outside the Ah Chong store at Puipa’a, and was rushed to the hospital by a passing delivery truck.
The surprised family of the victim is trying to cope with the shock of waking up to the unexpected trauma.
" Our parents are in distress by the jolting events of the morning," agonized the victim’s sister when asked by the Newsline Samoa.
She said her brother had been with friends and were at her place where they spend the night.
The family has since learned from friends that he was on his way home when he was run over.
"Our parents rushed to check on him at the hospital and dad fainted at seeing the serious state of his injuries.
“He was admitted for observation and is now hospitalized together with my brother."
The family has learned the victim will undergo a series of surgeries on his injuries.