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Car runs down girl

Dawn Gibson
Monday, February 03, 2014

TRAGEDY struck a family yesterday morning when they were hit by a vehicle while walking back from church.

A four-year-old girl died from injuries she suffered when the vehicle driven by a man in his 80s allegedly bumped her at Varani St in Suva about 10:30am.

Her parents are admitted at CWM Hospital's acute ward while her six-year-old sister was in a critical condition last night.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the vehicle also bumped a car that was parked on the side of the road.

Director traffic SSP Mahesh Mishra said all other information remained confidential.

"I can confirm that there is a four-year-old victim and that the incident was very tragic. Our concern is about the person who was behind the wheel, just considering the age factor," SSP Mishra said.

However, Land Transport Authority CEO, Naisa Tuinaceva said people over the age of 70 years required medical certification before they could drive a vehicle.

"At the age of 70, that's the restriction. Your licence can only be renewed upon submitting a medical report to comment on your health conditions whether you're still fit to drive or not," he said.

The driver was in police custody yesterday.

The road death toll stands at five this year compared to seven for the same period last year.








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