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Road Victim Planned Aussie, NZ Trip For Family

A man who died after road accident on Wednesday had planned trips to New Zealand and Australia with his family. David Gounder of Lautoka worked as a driver for Government.
04 Jun 2017 11:00
Road Victim Planned Aussie, NZ Trip For Family
The late Mr Gounder’s wife, Mohini, was still in disbelief after she heard news of her husband’s fatal accident.

A man who died after road accident on Wednesday had planned trips to New Zealand and Australia with his family.

David Gounder of Lautoka worked as a driver for Government.

The 46-year-old died in a morning road accident along the Queens Road at Votualailai on Wednesday.

It is alleged that the Mr Gounder had lost control of the vehicle causing it to veer off the road and hit a culvert.

He was travelling with two passengers.

The late Mr Gounder’s wife, Mohini, was still in disbelief after the news of her husband’s fatal accident.

The Sathya Sai Primary School kindergarten teacher said her husband’s boss had come to the school to deliver the sad news that morning.

“I did not believe it. I then went to the head teacher and told the head teacher that I could not get what was my husband’s boss is trying to tell me,” she said.

Ms Gounder said she then called her husband’s mobile phone but it was diverted.

“My husband was loving, caring, hardworking and straight forward person,” she said.

“We had planned to go to New Zealand this December for a family vacation and also planned to watch Sydney 7s next year.”

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said: “Also travelling in the vehicle were two men aged 35 and 45 years of age.

“The three were heading towards Suva from Lautoka when the driver allegedly lost control of their vehicle causing it to veer off the road and hitting a culvert.

“All three were conveyed to the Lautoka Hospital whereby the driver was pronounced dead.

“Two passengers remain admitted as investigations continue.”

His funeral was yesterday.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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