18 people injured

The Nasese Bus that was involved in an accident at the Kinoya, Kings Road and Khalsa Road Road junction on Firdaynight. Picture: JONA KONATACI

EIGHTEEN people were injured in two separate road accidents on Friday landing one person at Navua Hospital after sustaining serious injuries.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed nine people were injured after the bus they were travelling in collided with a vehicle at Kinoya junction in Nasinu at 11pm on Friday.

The bus was driven by a 23-year-old.

“All nine passengers received injuries and were treated at Valelevu Health Centre. The driver is yet to be interviewed,” she said.

The Fiji Roads Authority has urged the public to exercise extreme caution on our roads following Friday night’s incident.

“The new traffic signal at Kinoya intersection has been damaged following a major accident last night. The FRA has removed the accident pole and the traffic signal intersection is being controlled by signs and cones. The traffic police marshals will assist the public,” FRA said in a statement.

“We are urging the public to exercise extreme caution on our roads, slow down, be courteous and obey all traffic directions as this effectively becomes a work site for the FRA’s electrical team.

“The current weather and the accident will further delay our traffic signal restoration. Complete repair will take some time due to the extent of damage incurred, in the meantime temporary controls will be maintained.”

Meanwhile, in the second incident, a man in his 20s remains admitted at the Navua Hospital after sustaining serious injuries in an accident at Vunaniu in Serua on Friday afternoon.

Ms Naisoro said police ambulance was deployed to assist medical officials transport three passengers who were seriously injured in the accident.

“A man in his 20s and two women sustained serious injuries when the bus driven by a man in his 30s allegedly veered off the road while trying to overtake another vehicle,” Ms Naisoro said.

“One other passenger remains admitted at the Navua Hospital while eight others were treated and sent home. “The driver is yet to be questioned.”

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