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Pregnant Woman Survives Hit-and-Run In Tamavua

A pregnant woman is counting her lucky stars after surviving a car accident in Suva last Friday night. Soko Vadreti, 22, who is eight months pregnant and employed at Fresh’et
14 Jun 2015 14:03
Pregnant Woman Survives  Hit-and-Run In Tamavua

A pregnant woman is counting her lucky stars after surviving a car accident in Suva last Friday night.

Soko Vadreti, 22, who is eight months pregnant and employed at Fresh’et International Ltd, in Suva, was trying to cross the road at Princes Road in Tamavua when she was allegedly hit by a taxi. Ms Vadreti said she was thankful her ‘baby’ was not harmed in the accident.

“I can only remember trying to cross the road from the Latter-day Saints College in Tamavua to a taxi base on the opposite side. I could not feel myself again until I woke up in the hospital,” Ms Vadreti said.

“A lady that was standing on the opposite side brought me to hospital.”

She suffered bruises to her face and both her legs. She has not been able to move her right shoulder since being admitted at the CWM Hospital’s Ante-natal Ward.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said they were still looking for the taxi driver.

In a separate incident, a Police officer is also receiving medical treatment after being hit by a vehicle at Namelimeli on the Queens Highway last Friday night.

Ms Naisoro confirmed the officer was walking on the roadside when he was allegedly hit. The driver is expected to be questioned after all the necessary information is obtained.

Meanwhile, Police said that 95 drivers were booked for speeding from Friday until yesterday morning. Ms Naisoro said the Western Division recorded the highest number of bookings with 51.

“The current bad weather will pose a serious safety concern and drivers must be mindful of the need to be safe at all times. Speeding continues to be the leading cause of accidents and fatalities and the current rainy weather could lead to more accidents being recorded on our roads,” she said.

 

Feedback: aqela.susu@fijisun.com.fj

 


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