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Teenage Driver Lands Brother In Hospital

Teenage Driver Lands Brother In Hospital
The vehicle that was involved in the road accident at Solovi Road, Nadi on September 3, 2017. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa
September 04
10:00 2017

An eight-year-old boy is in a stable condition at the Lautoka Hospital after sustaining injuries following a road accident at Solovi Road, Nadi, yesterday.

According to Police spokesperson, Ana Naisoro the victim was sitting at the back of a single cab pick-up driven by his 15-year-old brother.

She added their father gave permission for the teenager to drive the vehicle to pick up an item from a relative who lived three kilometres from their home.

“On their way they allegedly picked up their 19-year-old cousin with the 8-year-old jumping to the back of the truck,” Ms Naisoro said.

‘On their way the 15-year-old allegedly lost control of the vehicle which went into the drain before tumbling onto the road trapping the 8-year-old underneath the vehicle,” she said.

The victim was taken to Nadi Hospital before he was transferred to Lautoka Hospital.

“We are seriously concerned also with parental and guardian’s roles in the issue of road safety,” Ms Naisoro said.

The 15-year-old driver and his father were questioned at the Nadi Police Station.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

Feedback:  arieta.vakasukawaqa@fijisun.com.fj

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