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Eight-year-old is the country's latest road fatality

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Update: 4:02PM AN eight-year-old child is the latest road victim after he was allegedly hit by a vehicle driven by a 40-year-old businessman yesterday afternoon.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed the incident saying the victim was alleged to have crossed in front of a parked bus when the incident occurred. 

"He was rushed to the Valelevu Heath Center where he later died," Ms Naisoro said.

She said three lives have been claimed on our roads compared to seven last year.

"This is the second accident whereby a person was hit by a vehicle whilst trying to cross in front of a parked vehicle."

The incident occurred at Balabala Cresent along Khalsa Rd.

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