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Vila Central Hospital Emergency ward, where the attendant was taken to

A fuel pump attendant working at Au Bon Marche Manples was hit by a bus while she was on duty last week.

According to eyewitnesses, she was walking back to the fuel pump when the bus reversed and hit her. After she was knocked down, the bus driver drove over her leg and and drove out of the station without stopping.

Most of the fuel station staff at these outlets are females and it is common for some bus drivers to enter the stations at high speed, feeling superior behind the wheel to impress the girls.

Public Land Transport Authority (PLTA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Reginald Tabi says this shows a total lack of respect.

Several other fuel station staff at the other outlets say they have had a lot of near misses because of drivers with a similar attitude.

The station attendant involved in the accident was taken to hospital and is now recovering at home.

CEO Tabi is appealing to anyone who sees a bus or any public transport driver, driving recklessly or verbally abusing anyone, to contact their office and provide the vehicle registration number.


SOURCE: VANUATU DAILY POST