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Fatal Accident in Taveuni

A 15-year-old boy, who was involved in an accident on Taveuni last Friday night, died on Saturday at the Labasa Hospital. The victim had been airlifted to Labasa Hospital for
29 Sep 2014 09:52

A 15-year-old boy, who was involved in an accident on Taveuni last Friday night, died on Saturday at the Labasa Hospital.

The victim had been airlifted to Labasa Hospital for medical treatment on Saturday morning for further medical treatment following the accident; he however died on Saturday afternoon.

The boy was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a 16-year-old that was involved in an accident at Naselesele, Taveuni.

It is alleged the driver lost control of the vehicle whilst trying to overtake another vehicle along the North Coastal Road causing it to veer of the road. The driver and another 15-year-old passenger escaped injuries however the victim sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to the Labasa Hospital yesterday where he unfortunately passed away.

A post mortem will be conducted as investigations continue.

The road death toll now stands at 38 compared to 30 for the same period last year.

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