Senior citizen dies in road accident

Update: 12:28PM A WOMAN is dead after she was allegedly involved in a vehicle accident at Serua yesterday afternoon.

Police said the alleged accident occurred at the Nabukelevu Road at around 4pm.

Spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the 71-year-old victim was a passenger in the vehicle driven by a 46-year-old man.

They were returning from Sigatoka when the vehicle allegedly veered off the road.

Ms Naisoro said two victims – a man and a woman – were admitted to the Navua hospital, while the driver was in Police custody.

Investigations are continuing.

The national road death toll, excluding the latest fatality pending the post-mortem examination, stands at 11 compared to 14 for the same period last year.

Drivers are urged to take all necessary precautions in light of the prevailing weather situation.