Tahiti man questioned over fatal road accident

3:01 pm on 13 January 2020

A man has been taken in for questioning in French Polynesia over his possible role in this year's first fatal road accident.

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

There was a suggestion a car was involved in the incident and that the driver fled the scene.

Police appealed for witnesses and a man who is the suspected driver, was subsequently detained.

Reports say he had no driver's licence.

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.