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Taveuni Crash, Woman, 22, Dies

A 22-year-old woman died in Taveuni last Friday night after the vehicle she was travelling in plunged down a cliff before landing in a creek. Vilisi Sukaiverata died at about
14 Feb 2016 11:53
Taveuni Crash, Woman, 22, Dies
The accident site in Taveuni.

A 22-year-old woman died in Taveuni last Friday night after the vehicle she was travelling in plunged down a cliff before landing in a creek.

Vilisi Sukaiverata died at about 10pm when the accident occurred at Dromoninuku.

Police said they found the deceased at the back seat of the vehicle when they reached the accident scene and there was no sign of the driver.

Yesterday morning, a 20-year-old man who was alleged to be travelling in the same vehicle, arrived at the Taveuni Police Station to report the incident.

Police spokesperson Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said the man was in Police custody as investigations continue.

“Police officers are taking statements from witnesses to gather more information,” Inspector Sokomuri said.

Meanwhile, Police director of Traffic Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mahesh Mishra said so far this year there had been three fatal road accidents on the island.

“From this Garden Island we had three fatal accidents and it is a great concern,” SSP Mishra said.

“Drinking and driving, speeding and bad driving behaviour are some of the causes of road accidents on our roads,” he said.

“Drivers should abide by the law and be very mindful of those on the road – pedestrians and other vehicles.

“Drivers, before taking driving licence should know the procedures and in which manner they should drive because safety is paramount,” he said.

The road death toll now stands at nine compared to five last year.

 

Edited by Maikeli Seru

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