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Some In Hospital After Lautoka Accident

It caused a massive traffic jam on the Kings Road.
04 Apr 2021 11:23
Some In Hospital After Lautoka Accident
The private vehicle that was involved in an accident at Lautoka.

A number of people were rushed to the Lautoka Hospital after an accident at Naviyago Bridge near Lautoka yesterday.

The accident involved a truck and a private vehicle.

It caused a massive traffic jam on the Kings Road.

Police confirmed that there were no fatalities however, they said the accident was serious. The Police investigation into the incident is continuing.

Meanwhile, Chief Operations Officer Assistant Commissioner of Police Abdul Khan in a statement yesterday advises the public that Police will not be everywhere and it’s everyone’s responsibility to ensure a safe and enjoyable Easter.

The National Fire Authority and the Fiji Police teams attending to the accident

The National Fire Authority and the Fiji Police teams attending to the accident

Police will continue to increase visibility on our roads with a lot of movement expected.

ACP Khan said it was unfortunate that a life has been claimed on Friday due to the negligence of some drivers however the need to take extra care on our road was vital.

ACP Khan is hoping that drivers will always adhere and follow road rules to avoid such circumstances and of course, random Breathalyzer checks are conducted as Police also try to address the issue of drinking and driving.

“Please plan your travel well as there will be a lot of vehicles moving in and out of towns and major cities and if you drink, don’t drive and put yourself in a regrettable situation”.

ACP Khan urging everyone to be vigilant and take necessary safety precautions if you’re intending on going for a picnic .

He also sounded a warning to drug peddlers and movers to stop the illegal trade as police beefed up its operation in this regard.

“We are warning those involved in the drug trade that Police will be on alert and no matter where they try and hide, we will catch them, and we know there are people who will be trying to earn fast cash, and some will be resorting to illegal activities.”

Remember safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Read more details on the Lautoka accident in tomorrow’s edition. 

Edited by Selita Rabuku 

Feedback: nicolette.chambers@fijisun.com.fj



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