A police vehicle rolled over on the road near Samasama Store at Mele Village on Tuesday morning this week after the driver lost control on the wet road surface.

Police District South (PDS) and Assistant Commissioner of Police, Commander Jackson Noal, Commander SHEFA, Senior Inspector Davis Saravanu, Senior Sergeant James Bila and two probationary police constables were driving to north Efate for awareness and the official opening of the 40th independence celebration at Utanlang village on Nguna when the accident happened.

They were also on a mission to check on different celebration sites, mainly to evaluate community security officer’s performances.

Sergeant James Bila was driving the Isuzu Dmax double cabin with the registration number POL 0488 when he lost control due to wet and slippery road condition, causing the vehicle to roll over.

The Police Media Unit said in a statement: “The vehicle slipped on the road then rolled over to the side.

“None of the officers sustained any serious injury, only the vehicle sustained damage on the right side.”

The accident was attended to by the Police Traffic Section.

According to the statement from the Police Media Unit, the Police Traffic Section will deal with the accident as per the procedure that applies to any ordinary citizen involving in an accident.

“Accident is an avoidable situation that can happen to anyone; unfortunately, this one involves a police vehicle driven by a police officer.”

All drivers have been urged to observe traffic rules and respect other road users when driving.

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