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Driver escapes death

Luke Rawalai
Friday, March 01, 2013

A MAN escaped death early yesterday morning after the vehicle he was travelling in veered off the road at the popular S-bend between Savusavu and Labasa.

Divisional police commander north Acting Senior Superintendent of Police Fulori Rainibogi said the 20-year-old driver was returning from Savusavu transporting culverts when he lost control of the vehicle and it went off the road ending up in a culvert.

"The man is at Labasa Hospital after he had complained of body pains but he did not receive any injuries," said ASSP Rainibogi.

"We are pleading with drivers travelling to and from the Savusavu-Labasa highway to be careful when coming through this road as it is usually slippery in this wet weather," she said.

"The bends along the highlands are dangerous during this rainy period and drivers should be mindful of the speed they travel in to avoid road accidents," she added.

ASSP Rainibogi also thanked drivers in the north for working together in ensuring the northern roads remained free of fatal accidents.

"Our traffic personnel are continuing with Operation Rainbow and we will continue to monitor vehicle movement across the division," she said.