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Abigail Forgives Bus Driver; Thankful She’s Still Alive

Abigail Forgives Bus Driver; Thankful She’s Still Alive
Abigail Kinikinilau, 16 on Labasa Hospital bed with her father Inia Kinikinilau in Labasa yesterday. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU
April 28
10:03 2016

A teenage girl is thankful for being alive after surviving a bus accident in Labasa on Tuesday.

Abigail Kinikinilau, 16, a Year 11 student of Labasa Muslim College, originally from Solove, Labasa, is recovering well at the Labasa Hospital.

“When I regained conscious I couldn’t believe my eyes that I was alive and without any broken bones,” Abigail said.

“I can recall now that I got off from the bus at Covata Housing junction around 7.40am.

“A private vehicle stopped allowing me to cross and suddenly a passing bus hit me and I went under the bus.

“While the bus was moving over me, I managed to roll over to get out.

“Then my brother and some relatives picked me up.

“There are some cuts and bruises on my legs, arms, forehead and chin.”

Abigail said she had some difficulty in moving her legs but the doctors have assured her that they would help her.

“I am really thankful to the medical staff and my family for being so supportive,” she said.

“I was preparing so diligently for my exam but unfortunately I would not be able to sit and write.

“The bus driver did visit me while I was at the hospital, apologising for his action and I accepted his apologies.

“God has given me grace and I am just thankful to be alive.”

Meanwhile, Northern Divisional Police Commander Senior Superintendent of Police Shri Bhawan Singh said they had not taken the bus driver into custody.

“We are yet to receive the medical report of the victim,” SSP Singh said.

“After we receive the medical report we will be able to determine on which grounds the bus driver will be charged.”


Edited by Rusiate Mataika


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