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Woman escapes death

Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A 49-year-old woman is grateful to God that she did not set up her mandarin stand in front of a garage where a fatal car crash occurred yesterday morning.

Bose Kurinidroya of Malolo, Nadi, said she usually set up her stand as early as 6am for early morning commuters.

Yesterday, her sale spot was cordoned off by police following a head-on collision between a 10-wheeler truck and a station wagon.

The driver of the station wagon died instantly while its lone passenger was rushed to the Nadi Hospital.

The truck driver was also treated for injuries.

"I don't know why I decided not to set up the table this (yesterday) morning," said Mrs Kurinidroya.

"All I can say is that I am thankful to God for his guidance and for not letting me set up the table."

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri confirmed investigations into the cause of the accident were continuing.

Meanwhile, Shiv Sen Chand of Yako settlement recalled his efforts to retrieve the unconscious passenger of the red station wagon.

"When I saw the driver, I knew that we could not do anything else for him," Mr Sen said.

"We got the passenger out and he was breathing but was unconscious so we took him as fast as we could to the Nadi Hospital."

He said the passenger was a lawyer.

"When we took him to hospital and I asked him where he was coming from and he said he was on his way to Lautoka for a case."

Police confirmed later yesterday that the passenger was transferred to the Lautoka Hospital for further treatment.

Insp Sokomuri said the driver of the 10-wheeler truck and his passengers were treated for minor injuries and released.

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