OUT of the 32 people who have died on our roads this year, 20 were pedestrians.
The latest statistic followed the death of a teacher who was involved in an accident on Sunday morning in Labasa.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the death brought the road fatality figures to 32 whereas it was 35 for the same period last year.
She confirmed the teacher died at the CWM Hospital.
"The deceased was airlifted to Suva on Tuesday before succumbing to the seriousness of his injuries yesterday (Wednesday)," she said.
"Earlier on, two people were taken and caution interviewed and released in relation to this incident. A post mortem will be conducted soon to determine the deceased's cause of death."
Ms Naisoro said the incident was another case where a pedestrian was the victim of a road accident.
"Motorists are requested to take extra precautions during this period of unfavourable weather. Pedestrians too need to be mindful of the traffic and be more careful while walking on the road."