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Family Recovers From Crash Injuries

Family Recovers From Crash Injuries
Grandfather Waisale Dokonivalu,48 years old with Grandson Mitieli Namisi Nacagilevu 6 months old at their family home in Yavulo village in Sigatoka. Photo:Litia Tikomailepanoni
April 19
11:44 2016

A family of four of Yavulo village in Sigatoka says they are lucky to be alived after they survived an accident on Saturday.

Driver Waisale Dokonivalu said he, his wife, daughter and grandson had gone to visit with a relative and were returning home when the accident happened.

“The car (taxi) just went swiftly past our face and it tried to avoid crashing when it hit our car, it was a good thing we had our seat belts on and the air bag but my wife and daughter were both Injured too and are slowly recovering,” Mr Dokonivalu said.

Mr Dokonivalu said the family suffered some injuries but were slowly recovering.

“We have just taken my grandson to the hospital for check-up because after being released from hospital he would cry a lot and so his mother took him to the Hospital for X-ray,” said Mr Dokonivalu.

“It is really hurtful and frustrating when I think about what happened to us on Saturday especially with my grandson inside the car,” he said.

Police Spokesperson, Josaia Weicavu confirmed the incident happened on Saturday night after the taxi and the rental car were involved in an accident.

The family in the taxi was also treated and sent home.

Inspector Weicavu appealed to motorists to be careful when on the road and be mindful of their travels, especially with their families on board vehicles.

“We again appeal to motorist to think of their passengers and all other road users when driving on our roads,” Inspector Weicavu said.

“It is pure common sense that the road will be very slippery during this current weather conditions we are currently experiencing hence; drivers should drive with extreme due care and attention and should avoid speeding at all times.

“It is better to arrive late than never.”

Edited by Rusiate Mataika


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