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Another Car Takes Plunge Over Cliff In Nadera; Driver Survives

A 38-year-old taxi driver will appear at the Nausori Magistrate Court today for allegedly causing the death of a 35-year-old man. Police spokesperson Inspector Josaia Weicavu said the driver was in
02 May 2016 14:20
Another Car Takes Plunge Over Cliff In Nadera; Driver Survives
The accident scene at Nadera yesterday. Photo: Fiji Car Crashes

A 38-year-old taxi driver will appear at the Nausori Magistrate Court today for allegedly causing the death of a 35-year-old man.

Police spokesperson Inspector Josaia Weicavu said the driver was in custody and would be appearing in court for the alleged hit-and-run accident of victim Sairusi Vunakece of Vuci South Road.

“The driver will be charged with one count of dangerous driving occasioning death of Mr Vunakece,” Inspector Weicavu said.

Police advice

Meanwhile, Director of Traffic Senior Superintendent Mahesh Mishra has advised drivers to be responsible and considerate of other road users.

“It’s the driver’s attitude and we have been embarking on our enforcement and road safety awareness program but unfortunately it is the person behind the wheel that is not adhering by it,” SSP Mishra said.

There have been eight cases reported for drink and drive since Friday and the drivers are in Police custody as they will be dealt with according to the law.

From the eight cases six are within the Suva to Nasinu corridor and two cases have been reported in the west.

There have also been a total of 98 cases of speeding since Friday whereby 50 are within the Suva to Nasinu corridor and 48 cases have been reported in the west.

“They will be charged and we will ask the authority to pursue further action because they are unsafe drivers on our roads and for those drivers caught with speeding have been issued a traffic infringement notice and either they pay the fine or appear in court,” he said.

Car plunges over Nadera cliff

In another incident, a driver of a private vehicle escaped injuries after his car veered off the road in Nadera yesterday morning.

Police spokesperson Inspector Josaia Weicavu said: “The driver was tired and had fallen off to sleep when his vehicle veered off the road.

“No one was in the vehicle with the driver during the time of the incident,” he said.

 

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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