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Boy recovers, driver released

Salaseini Moceiwai
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

A SIX-year-old boy is admitted at the Labasa Hospital after he was allegedly hit by a vehicle at Soasoa over the weekend.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the incident happened on Saturday afternoon.

"The 42-year-old driver was interviewed under caution and released," she said.

Ms Naisoro said the driver was trying to overtake another vehicle when he hit the victim.

She said the victim was recovering at the hospital.

"Our officers in Labasa will soon inspect the driver's vehicle."

Ms Naisoro said this was the second accident that happened at Soasoa on the same day.

"The second incident involved another pedestrian who was walking on the roadside when another vehicle allegedly bumped him. The driver was questioned and released, and the victim was taken to hospital. Investigations into the two accidents still continue."

Ms Naisoro appealed to motorists to drive with caution.

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