Fatal accident: 21-year-old victim dead

A 21-year-old passenger who was traveling in a vehicle that was involved in a fatal accident last Tuesday along Yaqara, Kings Road in Rakiraki has passed away.

Police confirmed earlier this morning that the victim had passed away yesterday afternoon at the Lautoka Hospital.

The victim was admitted in critical condition with the second passenger, a 21-year-old woman since the day of the accident.

The woman remains admitted also in critical condition.

A man, who was the driver of the vehicle, died at the scene of the fatal car accident which happened at Yaqara Flat at around 7am on June 19.

The driver of the rental car was trapped inside the vehicle.

In an earlier statement, Police stated that the victim was driving the rental car heading towards Rakiraki with two passengers when it allegedly collided with a truck traveling in the opposite direction.

“Initial information gathered at the scene and based on the condition of the two passengers indicates the three had allegedly been consuming alcohol however this will be verified through the investigation process that is now underway,” the statement said.

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