Teenager airlifted to CWM, another dead

Update: 1:36PM A 15-YEAR-old boy was airlifted from Taveuni to Labasa Hospital yesterday morning following a road accident on Friday night.

Two teenagers were passengers in a vehicle driven by a 16-year-old that was involved in the car accident at Naselesele, Taveuni.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the vehicle carrying the three teenagers allegedly lost control after the 16-year-old -who is now a suspect in the case – tried to overtake another vehicle along the North Coastal Road causing it to veer of the road.

She said the accident claimed the life of a teenager while the other passenger and the driver escaped injuries. 

The road death toll is now 38 compared to 30 for the same period last year.

 

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