Fiji Time: 6:25 AM on Wednesday 22 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Public access
  2. Inside Fiji sevens
  3. Forgery suspect still in remand
  4. The murder of the Alankar jeweller
  5. Accused on the run
  6. Fiji beats Lebanon, players ready to face Murri at home
  7. 'Get to know your breasts'
  8. TB cases expected to increase
  9. Marks scaling review
  10. Reflect and re-examine

Top Stories this Week

  1. False rumours warning Friday (17 Oct)
  2. Unknown Tuwai stands out in Gold Coast tournament Wednesday (15 Oct)
  3. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  4. Fiji removes all doubts Wednesday (15 Oct)
  5. Biman gets nod Saturday (18 Oct)
  6. Law and order Thursday (16 Oct)
  7. Detailed report Friday (17 Oct)
  8. Public access Tuesday (21 Oct)
  9. THE NEW PRICES Wednesday (15 Oct)
  10. Inside Fiji sevens Tuesday (21 Oct)