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Two Die On Our Roads

Two Die On Our Roads
January 13
10:00 2019

Two people have died from two separate accidents in the first road deaths this year.

Saimoni Vatu, 20, died yesterday from wounds he suffered at midnight on January 5 at Nasinu Road in Valelevu.

In the second case, a 55-year- old woman died at 5.30pm on Friday after a rental car she was in went off Fletcher Road in Vatuwaqa and landed in a drain. Her name has not been released. It is believed she is from Kadavu.

Mr Vatu, 20, was riding in a vehicle driven by his 22-year- old mate.

They were heading towards Daniva Road in Nasinu when their car bumped a bus which was parked on the side of the road.

They were injured and Mr Vatu was admitted at the CWM Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

He died yesterday. In the first incident a 30-year- old man lost control of the car on a bend.

The victim was sitting in the back seat.

She was rushed to the hospital, but pronounced dead on arrival.

Two other passengers were examined and sent home.

Police Director Traffic Senior Superintendent Mahesh Mishra said the accident was caused by the driver’s negligence and failure to negotiate the bend.

He said negligence and bad driving must stop.

He said there were no deaths at this time last year.

“The drivers must ensure the safety of the passengers in their hands,” he said.

“They have to be vigilant and responsible at all times and they must respect other road users and their safety.

“We cannot afford to compromise standards through bad attitude and unsafe driving behaviour.”

Edited by Epineri Vula

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