69-year-old woman latest road victim
30 June, 2018, 4:16 pm
A 69-year-old woman is the country’s latest road victim after she died from a motor vehicle accident yesterday.
While three others are admitted in hospital following the accident, Police said the woman from Buca died while being rushed to the Labasa Hospital.
According to a statement issued from Police, the vehicle she was traveling in veered off the road near the Waisali Hill in Lomaloma.
“The vehicle was driven by the victim’s 37 year old son who was accompanied by his 35 year old wife and their 8 month old daughter,” the statement said.
“The family was traveling from Savusavu heading to Bua to spend the weekend when the suspect allegedly lost control of the vehicle at a bend on a hill, causing it to veer off to the right side of the road before hitting a rock which caused the vehicle to tumble upside down.”
The suspect and his family are admitted at the Savusavu Hospital as investigations continue.
The road death toll currently stands at 31 which is the same for the same period last year.