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Lucky escape

Timoci Vula
Sunday, January 20, 2013

PASSENGERS on board two buses were counting their lucky stars yesterday after narrowly escaping an accident that could have been catastrophic.

At around 11am along Edinburgh Drive in Suva, a Dee Cees bus hit a Sunbeam bus that had stopped behind a taxi giving way to another vehicle that was turning right.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the Dee Cees bus that was carrying 35 passengers failed to stop and ran into the Sunbeam bus which then hit the taxi.

She said 15 passengers from the Dee Cees bus were taken to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital, two with minor injuries while other passengers left without any treatment.

The driver of Dee Cees, she added was being interviewed and the bus had been towed to the Land Transport Authority compound for inspection.

She said no charges had been laid.

"The safety campaigns will continue, the onus is on motorists not to forget their responsibilities on the roads which at times seem to be disregarded," Ms Naisoro said.