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Jumped Into drain

A mother of six from Nubenitu Village in Nadroga is counting her lucky stars after escaping a road accident by jumping into a roadside drain. She said the drain and a
12 Jul 2015 13:57
Jumped Into drain
Tokasa Libuci shows the damage caused by the car in Nakasi yesterday. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

A mother of six from Nubenitu Village in Nadroga is counting her lucky stars after escaping a road accident by jumping into a roadside drain.

She said the drain and a passer-by saved her life.

Tokasa Libuci, 43, was returning from a shop along Dilo Street in Nakasi, Nasinu, when the driver of a passing vehicle warned her that a car was speeding towards her.

She has been in Nakasi during the past week to sell mandarins outside Bhawani Dayal High School in Naulu.

“I was walking towards St Christopher’s Home when the driver of a van running on the opposite lane stopped and sounded the horn because a car on the lane on my side was speeding,” Mrs Libuci  said.

“I stopped and looked back. I panicked because it was speeding towards me, so I jumped into the drain.

“If I didn’t jump I would have died and these plans of coming to sell mandarin would have gone wrong.

“My husband left this (yesterday) morning for the village. I’m so lucky to be alive. If I didn’t jump, I would have died.”

Mrs Libuci was still in shock when approached by the Fiji Sun after the accident.

“When I stood up from the drain, the car sped past me, almost hit two other pedestrians walking ahead of me on the road.

“I couldn’t get my hands off my chest because I was really scared and I was just lost,” she said.

A bystander who wished not to be named claimed the car, which had two passengers and its driver, hit a lamp post metres from the drain before coming to a stop.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said she was not aware of the accident. However, it is believed that the driver and the two passengers were rushed to hospital after the accident.

Feedback: aqela.susu@fijisun.com.fj

 

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