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1 Dead, 1 In Hospital

“The victim was driving along the Votualevu Road near the Beverly Hills junction heading towards the Nadi Hospital, when he allegedly lost control of the vehicle.”
11 Oct 2022 16:00
1 Dead, 1 In Hospital
The late Ajay Raj.

“He saved us but did not realise that it would cost him his life.”

An emotional Krishnil Raj, 26, made this comment as he mourns the loss of his father, Ajay Raj, 48, who died in a road accident in Votualevu, Nadi yesterday.

The deceased was a taxi driver of Savanawai Stage 2, Votualevu.

According to Mr Raj, they were on their way to Nadi Hospital as his sister needed medical attention. But they got involved in an accident.

He claimed that an oncoming vehicle drove onto their lane after overtaking.

 

“Dad did save us, he drove the vehicle into a drain,” he said.

He claimed that his father avoided a head on collision.

“I remember that I was lying on the ground. We were all rushed to the hospital and treated except my sister,” Mr Raj said.

However, Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said: “The victim was driving along the Votualevu Road near the Beverly Hills junction heading towards the Nadi Hospital, when he allegedly lost control of the vehicle.”

She confirmed that the victim died at the spot.

 

“The vehicle veered off road, went off and hit a culvert. Investigations continue.”

She further confirmed that a 17- year- old girl who was a passenger remained admitted at the Nadi Hospital.

Meanwhile, Mr Raj shared that a few days ago they had a prayer and celebrated his birthday.

“My dad recently bought a car and taxi permit worth $25,000 so he is expected to drive it for the first time tomorrow (today). He got his car but won’t be able to drive it.

“My dad was a kind hearted person. If anyone needs his help he will be available”.

 

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