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Drive with caution on roads

Avinesh Gopal
Monday, January 20, 2014

POLICE are requesting motorists to always drive with caution where roadworks are being carried out.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro made the request yesterday following an accident near Fulton College in Tailevu on Saturday that claimed two lives.

"It is alleged the suspect lost control of the vehicle due to the loose gravel while approaching the stretch of road near Fulton College, causing the vehicle to tumble upside down," she said.

Ms Naisoro said investigations continued as the driver remained in custody at the Korovou Police Station.

The driver of the rental car which was heading to Rakiraki from Nausori, Dhirendra Ram, 48, is supposed to return to Australia today with his wife and two sons.

They came to celebrate Christmas and new year in Fiji and were heading to Rakiraki to visit Mr Ram's elder brother when the accident happened.

Mr Ram's sister Sashi Kala, 58, of Vuci Rd in Nausori and his mother Ram Rati, 78, who were also in the vehicle, succumbed to the injuries they suffered in the accident.

His wife, two sons and another family member suffered injuries and were treated at the Korovou Hospital and referred to Colonial War Memorial Hospital for further checks.





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