11 Nov 2009

Driver of crashed Samoan bus detained

2:13 pm on 11 November 2009

The driver of the bus which crashed yesterday in Samoa, killing at least eight people, has been detained.

The driver had run away after the accident, which also injured more than 20 people.

Our correspondent in Apia, Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia, says police are now questioning the man about the crash.

"According to a police source this afternoon they arrested the bus driver who was on the run immediately after the accident yesterday, so he was captured and I can also tell you now the bus driver is also believed to have been previously convicted of the same kind of traffic offence of dangerous driving causing death."

Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia.