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Three Flee For Their Lives From Out-of-control Car

A couple and their tenant are counting themselves lucky after a speeding car veered off the road and stopped short of ploughing through their house yesterday. Landlord Ajay Prasad and
13 Jan 2017 11:00
Three Flee For Their Lives From Out-of-control Car
This is the accident scene at Adi Davila Road, Davuilevu Housing, near Nausori yesterday. Photo: Eroni Rokoyamaca

A couple and their tenant are counting themselves lucky after a speeding car veered off the road and stopped short of ploughing through their house yesterday.

Landlord Ajay Prasad and his wife and  tenant Simeli Naciqa had to flee for their lives as the out-of-control car headed towards their house at Adi Davila Rd, Davuilevu Housing, near Nausori.

The female driver, a man and two children who suffered bruises were taken to Nakasi Health Centre for treatment.

Mr Prasad said they were thankful that a power pole which the car hit slowed it down.

Otherwise the car would have smashed into the house.

Mr Prasad said he was on the front lawn with his wife when they heard the sound of a speeding car, a loud bang before seeing the vehicle spun once from the impact before sliding heading towards their home and crashing to the side of their tenant’s flat.

“The kids (passengers) were bruised and crying while a man sitting behind the passenger seat was bleeding badly from a cut on his wrist and a badly fractured shoulder,” Mr Prasad said.

His tenant, Simeli Naciqa, who was washing his dishes had a clear view of the accident from his kitchen window.

“The car was already losing control when it was coming down the hill and colliding head on with the lamp post just metres from our home,” Mr Naciqa said.

“I ran to the other side of my flat when I saw the car heading for the side of my flat,” he said.

He returned to the scene just seconds from the impact and started assisting the victims beginning with the injured man, the two children and the driver.

“We, (him and Ajay) pulled the injured man and lay him on the lawn and carried the two kids who were crying away from the accident scene.”

The elder of the two children, he said, was sobbing and asking her mother  at the same time as to why she couldn’t slow down.

The third, Rajeshwar Prasad, a taxi driver who was heading the opposite direction stopped and offered his assistance to the two.

“By the  time I arrived, there were two man assisting the injured,” he said.

“I called the Police and they arrived just minutes after my call and took the four people to hospital,” he said.

When the Fiji Sun team arrived on the scene, FEA workers were trying to clear the power lines from buses and the big crowd that had gathered.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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