Fiji Time: 7:10 PM on Sunday 18 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Distraught dad seeks assistance

Litia Vulaidausiga
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

THE father of an 18-year-old woman left permanently disabled after a car crash last year is desperate for help.

Satyawan James said he had exhausted all avenues trying to get financial assistance to fund further treatment and support equipment for his daughter Shireen Lata.

Ms Lata's right leg was amputated below the knee after the private car she was a passenger in crashed into a bridge railing between Ba and Lautoka on November 28 last year.

Mr James unsuccessfully sought a third party insurance policy claim with Sun Insurance, which noted that Ms Lata was a passenger, and did not have a valid claim.

"I have gone to several places asking for help but nothing has come," he said.

"I am trying to fundraise and sometimes we have to go without food. We have survived on the goodwill of some people in the neighbourhood."

The former canecutter from Vaqia, Ba said he was unemployed and caring for two people on a full-time basis.

"I look after my daughter now and also my wife who suffered a stroke seven years ago and is mentally ill."

The driver of the private vehicle Ms Lata was travelling in was charged for dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm in December.

He returned to Australia after being fined $300 alongside a five-month driving suspension.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62960.6106
JPY 54.089651.0896
GBP 0.35640.3484
EUR 0.40330.3913
NZD 0.68710.6541
AUD 0.63800.6130
USD 0.50590.4889

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 16th, February, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Workers walk out
  2. Biman refutes claims on sector
  3. Dengue alert
  4. Kuruvakadua slams landowners
  5. My commitment is unwavering: PM
  6. Feeding the needy
  7. Top honours for tourism stalwarts
  8. RFMF deploys team to assess damage
  9. FRA awards contracts, sets targets
  10. Plant more cane, urges Bainimarama

Top Stories this Week

  1. Love is patient and always kind Wednesday (14 Feb)
  2. TC Gita: At its closest now Tuesday (13 Feb)
  3. Gita packs power Tuesday (13 Feb)
  4. TC Gita: Eye close by at 9pm Tuesday (13 Feb)
  5. TC Gita: Devastation clear Tuesday (13 Feb)
  6. TC Gita: Rooftop gone at Doi Tuesday (13 Feb)
  7. Engine fire forces Fiji Link return Tuesday (13 Feb)
  8. Woman to appear in court on rape charge Monday (12 Feb)
  9. Gita threat Monday (12 Feb)
  10. None like Gita Friday (16 Feb)