Witnesses sought in French Polynesia after fatal road accident

4:28 pm on 10 January 2020

Witnesses are being sought in French Polynesia following the first fatal road accident of the year.

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A six-year-old girl died of her injuries after she fell with her father in a scooter accident in Paea on Thursday.

Police want to establish whether a vehicle may have contributed to the accident and fled the scene.

The girl, who died on the way to hospital, was wearing a helmet but reports say it wasn't of an approved type.

Her father suffered serious injuries.