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Crash Lands Two Women In Hospital

Crash Lands Two Women In Hospital
Right: Shashi Lata Singh, 49, in bed is comforted by sister-in-law Chanchala Devi at the Women’s ward at the Sigatoka Hospital yesterday. Left: With neck brace is Vikashni Lata, 33. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
April 26
11:51 2016

Two women yesterday escaped death, after a trip to their uncle’s funeral ended in an accident.

They were last night recovering at Sigatoka Hospital after the van they were in collided with another vehicle at Maro, Nadroga, on Queens Highway, on Sunday.

Vikashni Lata, 33, of Votualevu, Nadi, who was still in pain said, “Lucky we survived but I am here in pain. I want to go home and see my children.”

Ms Lata said there were eight people in the van including her, her aunt Sashi Lata Singh, 49, and the driver in the front seat, with five other passengers including three children aged five, 10 and 11, who suffered minor injuries.

She said when the accident happened the impact threw her out of the van and the only thing she remembered was the doctor trying to wake her up at the hospital.

Her aunt Ms Singh from Muanikoso, Nasinu said, “I fell out and was pinned under the van and I was struggling to come out. Things happened so fast; people rushed in and lifted the vehicle and I came out and then collapsed.”

Ms Singh also eventually came to her senses when the doctors woke her up.

Ms Lata’s mum Sunil Lata, 51, said, “This is a serious accident; God knows how we survived otherwise we would have ended up dead and in the mortuary. This could happen to anyone,” she said.

Police spokesperson Inspector Josaia Weicavu confirmed the accident saying: “The van they were travelling in was involved in an accident with another vehicle driven by a 24-year-old plumber.”

He said investigation was continuing.

“We again wish to reiterate to drivers to drive responsibly with extreme care at all times,” Inspector Weicavu stated.

Edited by Nemani Delaibatiki

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