Police officer dies in alleged hit and run accident

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A 41-YEAR-OLD Police officer has died following an alleged hit and run accident in Namaka, Nadi, last night.

The alleged incident occurred at around 11pm.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the man was crossing the road at the Namaka traffic lights when he was allegedly hit by a vehicle driven by a man in his 20s.

She said the vehicle was found abandoned at a hotel car park.

However, the suspect whose identity is known to police is yet to be located.

Ms Naisoro said the victim died at the scene.

The national road death toll stands at 41 compared to 59 for the corresponding period last year.

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