Family Reeling From Mum’s Death Along Coral Coast Highway

“We miss her so much and now Easter will never be the same again,” she cried.
04 Apr 2021 15:05
Family Reeling From Mum’s Death Along Coral Coast Highway
The late Adi Toga Merevesi Vakayatu.

I will really miss mum’s voice.

These were the sentiments of Laisani Baleisuva, 23, as she tried to come to terms with the loss of her mother, who was involved in a car accident along the Coral Coast highway on Friday afternoon.

Ms Baleisuva said her mother, Adi Toga Merevesi Vakayatu, her father and her two younger brothers were travelling to the Western Division to spend Easter with her paternal grandmother who is sick.

“My other three siblings and I stayed back in Cunningham while they made the trip to the West because they did not want my grandmother to be alone on Easter and were going to return on Sunday,” she said.

“We miss her so much and now Easter will never be the same again,” she cried.

“I will no longer hear her voice around the house and it hurts.”

According to the Police report, the vehicle that the late Adi Toga was in, was allegedly hit by another vehicle driven by a 45-year-old man.

Occupants of the oncoming car were on their way to Suva when the accident occurred.

Adi Toga’s older brother, Jale Vosadrau said the accident happened right in front of their grandmother’s home just as they were turning into her driveway.

“I found out about the accident on Facebook when I saw the photos of the wreck,” Mr Vosadrau said.

“I called the Police in Sigatoka and spoke with the Crime Officer who confirmed the car number plate and he told me the victim lived in Cunningham and it was then I knew it was really my sister.

“I called my brother-in-law, and he is with his son Kelepi, who is still admitted at the Lautoka Hospital because of the severity of his injuries during the accident.”

The couple’s other son, Kafoa, a Year 6 student, was discharged from the Sigatoka Hospital and is now recovering at his grandmother’s residence near the Naviti Resort.

“We are waiting for updates from Kelepi’s scan and the doctor’s advice on his condition,” Mr Vosadrau said.

He described his sister as a spiritual person and kindhearted.

“It hurts as a big brother to see your younger siblings pass away and now; she is the third and it hurts even more,”

“I am praying for God’s peace over our families in this time of sorrow and speedy recovery to everyone.”

Mr Vosadrau said his sister was in the passenger’s seat.

The late Adi Toga was from Vuna village, Taveuni and is survived by her husband and six children. The Police investigation is ongoing.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce


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