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Overspeeding At Bend Causes Residents’ Fear

Residents of Buca in Savusavu fear that someone could be killed soon by overspeeding vehicles. They expressed their fear after a 10-wheeler truck failed to negotiate a notorious bend near
18 Dec 2016 15:21
Overspeeding At Bend Causes Residents’ Fear
The 10-wheeler truck that was involved in the accident at Buca in Savusavu.

Residents of Buca in Savusavu fear that someone could be killed soon by overspeeding vehicles.

They expressed their fear after a 10-wheeler truck failed to negotiate a notorious bend near their homes.

This is not the first time that an accident has happened on this stretch of road.

The out-of-control truck veered off the road, hit a power pole and destroyed a primary school bus-shelter.

The driver had fled from the scene before Police arrived.

One of the residents, Taniela Cokanasiga, said the accident happened when the truck was  coming down the Buca bend on its way towards the Savusavu airport.

One of the residents, Taniela Cokanasiga, said even though school students were on holiday, they used this bus-shelter to catch their bus.

“Our lives are in danger. This is not the first time this has happened. We are pleading with relevant authorities to erect railings or road humps to slow down motorists,” Mr Cokanasiga, who lives opposite the bus shelter, said.

“It is fortunate that it happened during the night. had it happened during the day, lives would have been lost as people use that bus-shelter during the day.”

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said while they had identified a suspect, they were not aware of his whereabouts.

“The accident suspect is still on the run and we are requesting members of the public for any information on the location of the suspect,” Ms Naisoro said.

From pictures posted on social media, it is apparent that the truck was carrying timber.

Edited by Maraia Vula

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