ANOTHER life was lost in an early morning road accident at Namaka in Nadi yesterday.
Mother of two Jenny Margaret Prasad, 68, of Bountiful Estate, Nadi, was hit by a vehicle in the presence of her two children.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the driver of the truck was in police custody. "The deceased while crossing the road with her two children was allegedly bumped by a vehicle believed to be a truck," Ms Naisoro said.
"She sustained injuries and was admitted to the Lautoka Hospital and later died in the afternoon."
The road death toll now stands at 25 compared to 30 for the same period last year. Just last Thursday, a six-year-old boy lost his life after he was run down by a white private car.
Police are still appealing for any information that could lead to the driver's arrest. Ms Naisoro said the boy had accompanied his cousin to the shop and was hit when he allegedly ran across the road.