Fiji Time: 5:39 AM on Sunday 23 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Legal action or not

Tevita Vuibau
Friday, May 09, 2014

THE family of a mother and daughter tragically killed at the Suva Bus Stand on Tuesday say they have not decided on whether to take legal action.

The victims, Seruwaia Rokoseru and her three-year-old daughter Paulini Tubuna died after they were crushed between two buses on Tuesday.

Speaking on behalf of the family, Rokoseru's cousin Sitiveni Verekauta said while there had been talks of legal action, nothing had been decided yet.

He said the family would wait to lay Rokoseru and Tubuna to rest at Nabukelevu Village in Kadavu today before deciding on their next course of action.

Mr Verekauta did say that Dee Cee's buses had stepped up to assist the family with costs for the funeral. Meanwhile, police say they will discuss the case further with the DPP to decide what charges will be laid.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the case had also been reclassified from a traffic offence to a criminal offence.

Fiji Bus Operators Association vice president Richard Lal said they would let justice take its course, adding bus operators could not take all the blame for the tragic event.

"Our people are very good. It's the people that work for them that cause the problems, the operators do not cause the problems," Mr Lal said.

LTA spokesman Iliesa Sokia said the authority was in continuous consultation with bus drivers to find common solutions for safety problems, adding that the accident was beyond their control.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Biman: Budget boring
  2. Nine retained
  3. Biggest share
  4. Dragon's embrace
  5. Blind faces 'long' lay-off
  6. Fijian connection to spark Wallabies try-scoring spree
  7. Free education extended
  8. Biggest pie goes to FRA
  9. Tonga to forge new partnership
  10. Pacific Islands and China

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tourist's death: Murder accused to appear in court Monday (17 Nov)
  2. Stabbed to death Tuesday (18 Nov)
  3. Lover's alibi Sunday (16 Nov)
  4. Prime Minister Modi arrives in Fiji Wednesday (19 Nov)
  5. Kill victim cried for help Tuesday (18 Nov)
  6. The man behind the scene Monday (17 Nov)
  7. Bula Mr Modi Wednesday (19 Nov)
  8. Man found unconscious, dies in hospital Monday (17 Nov)
  9. Modi-fied Thursday (20 Nov)
  10. Modi announces visa on arrival for Fiji people Wednesday (19 Nov)