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Police To Increase Highway Patrols

The Fiji Police Force is currently looking at increasing their patrols along the Dreketi-Nabowalu Highway in Bua, Vanua Levu. Police Chief of Operations, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Rusiate Tudravu said
02 Jan 2017 15:12
Police To Increase  Highway Patrols
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The Fiji Police Force is currently looking at increasing their patrols along the Dreketi-Nabowalu Highway in Bua, Vanua Levu.

Police Chief of Operations, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Rusiate Tudravu said this yesterday in response to a fatal accident on Saturday and the increase in volume of traffic, accidents and stray animals on the highway.

ACP Tudravu said it was sad to note that two people lost their lives in an unfortunate accident along this highway.

It was reported that the accident happened after the driver was trying to avoid hitting a horse that came on the road around 6am near Vunivau Settlement in Bua which allegedly caused the accident.

“I cannot comment on this case as investigation continues,” ACP Tudravu said.

“However, the sudden crossing of animals can cause accidents.

“During my visit to Lekutu Community Police Post last month, I was informed by the officers that there are certain known places along the highway for stray animals.”

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro has confirmed that four people that sustained injuries, including the 58-year-old driver, after their involvement in a car accident in Bua, were still admitted at Labasa Hospital.

“We are waiting for the post mortem of the two victims that lost their lives in this accident to be conducted soon,” Ms Naisoro said.

“Investigation continues.”

The two victims were Raj Kumari, 52 and her 31-year-old physically challenged son 31-year-old Sanjeet Singh.

 

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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