AN evening walk to the shop turned disastrous for two sisters after they jumped off a moving van on Monday evening at Dreketi in Macuata.
The sisters aged 19 and 20 of Naivimoli settlement are in serious condition in Labasa Hospital's Intensive Care Unit.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro confirmed the incident, saying the police had taken the driver in.
"He is in police custody and the investigation is continuing. We are also trying to find out why the girls jumped out of the vehicle," Ms Naisoro said.
Relative Kavaia Naqerevaya yesterday said he was at the Dreketi Shopping Centre area when the girls arrived.
"I spoke to them and asked them where they were going. The said they were at the shop to buy some bowls and would be walking back to Naivimoli settlement after that," Mr Naqerevaya said.
The girls' shocked father, Ilisoni Satugaloa, said he could not believe what his daughters went through.
He said a minibus driver from their settlement spotted the girls lying in a drain and took them to hospital.