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Man dies in crash

Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A 34-YEAR-OLD man from Suva became the latest road fatality after the car he was travelling in collided head-on with a 10-wheeler truck along Malolo in Nadi yesterday.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said the victim was travelling to Nadi with a lawyer at around 8.30am.

"His vehicle went off its lane at Malolo, Nadi, and bumped an oncoming 10-wheeler truck," he said.

"Both passengers who were in the Red Toyota Fielder were rushed to hospital and unfortunately, the 34-year-old was pronounced dead on arrival."

The Fiji Times visited the scene of the accident yesterday where the mangled remains of the Red Toyota Fielder lay strewn on a sugarcane field.

The truck was lying in a ditch after hitting an FEA power post.

Police confirmed the lawyer had been transferred to the Lautoka Hospital for further treatment.

Inspector Sokomuri added the driver of the truck and his two passengers were treated for minor injuries at Nadi Hospital and released.

The national road death toll now stands at 28 compared to 16 for the same period last year.

Meanwhile, residents of Korovuto settlement have called on authorities to construct road humps along the busy highway.








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