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Head-on Collision In Sabeto Lands Three In Lautoka Hospital

Head-on Collision In Sabeto Lands Three In Lautoka Hospital
Police officers and firefighters try to retrieve the people out of two cars that were involved in a head-on collision at Waimalika in Sabeto, Nadi on May 27. 2018. Photo: ARIETA VAKASUKAWAQA
May 28
11:26 2018

Three men were rushed to Lautoka Hos­pital after sustaining serious injuries when the cars they were travelling in crashed in a head-on collision at Wamalika in Sabeto, Nadi yesterday.

The accident led to a traffic jam causing cars and buses to wait for almost two hours in a queue as a team of 10 firefighters with the assistance of eight Police officers tried to retrieve the victims out of a gas taxi in the middle of the road.

The other car, a hybrid, was driven by a man believed to be in his late 30s from Wai­katakata in Sabeto.

He managed to escape the near-death acci­dent and was lying in a ditch just a few me­tres from the road.

At the scene yesterday, Police officers re­minded people in the huge crowd to refrain from taking photos of the accident saying that the camera flash could ignite a fire be­cause gas from the taxi had started to leak.

Police spokesperson, Wame Bolatolu said the passenger and driver of the taxi sus­tained serious injuries.

“The Police officers were based in Namaka and Sabeto while the fire officers were from Namaka and Lautoka, Police investigations continue,” he said.

“People have been advised to take precau­tion while driving, especially during the rainy weather and all drivers should refrain from speeding.”

Edited by Percy Kean


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