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Accident victim, 21, dies in hospital

Felix Chaudhary
Thursday, December 19, 2013

A 21-YEAR-old man who was a passenger in a vehicle that was involved in an accident that resulted in the death of two teenagers last week passed away at the Lautoka Hospital on Tuesday.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said another passenger was recovering from injuries sustained in the accident.

"The deceased was one of two passengers who were rushed to the Lautoka Hospital following an accident which claimed the lives of two people in Tavua," Ms Naisoro said.

"The victim passed away yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. Meanwhile, the second victim, a four-year-old boy who was also admitted with serious injuries, has been transferred to the children's ward and is in stable condition."

The 20-year-old driver of the vehicle attended court on Tuesday and was bailed with strict conditions, including the suspension of his driving licence and surrender of travel documents.