35-year-old Taxi Driver Laments Son’s Loss
A35-year-old Navua taxi driver yesterday still could not believe that his 11-year-old son, Trushar, is dead.
Ronald Chaudhry said his son would have turned 12-years-old in July and he wanted a bicycle for his birthday present.
It is alleged that Trushar was riding his bicycle towards Navua Town when a dog ran after him and in the process he swerved onto the road and collided with a vehicle.
Trushar was the youngest of two siblings and he was a Year Seven student of Vashist Muni Memorial Primary School in Navua.
Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said: “Initial information which we have is that the victim was riding his bike towards town when a dog ran after him and in the process he swerved onto the road and landed on the vehicle.
“The driver also tried to swerve but could not avoid coming into contact with the victim who was being chased by the dog.”
Ms Naisoro said the driver was being questioned.
Funeral arrangements were still being arranged by the family.
In a separate road accident a 32-year-old carpenter of Vatuwaqa died following a motor vehicle accident on the island of Ovalau on Saturday.
Police spokesperson Naisoro said: “The victim was travelling in a vehicle along Northern Road, Nasuku with four others when it was involved in an accident after midday.
“The 24-year-old driver is alleged to have lost control of the vehicle causing it to veer off the road. The vehicle tumbled and the victim was trapped and sustained serious injuries.
“He was rushed to the Levuka Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The driver and passengers were treated also.”
Ms Naisoro said Police investigations continue in both cases.
Edited by Rusiate Mataika