Man dies in tragic road accident; Alleged drunk driver in custody

A MAN in his 30s died following a tragic road accident at Nakasi this morning.

Police say the alleged incident occurred at the junction of Vavalagi Road after 7am.

The man’s 26-year-old co-worker was being treated at the Nausori hospital, and the driver was in custody at the Nausori Police Station.

Spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the victim was walking with his co-worker when they were allegedly bumped by a vehicle.

She said the 30-year-old driver was allegedly under the influence of alcohol.

Investigations are continuing.

The road death toll stands at 46 compared to 42 for the same period last year.

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