Police yet to lay charges in Vunika accident

POLICE are yet to charge the driver who allegedly hit Surendra of Vunika on Monday this week while driving a 12 wheeler truck.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said police were rounding up investigations into the case before they lay any charges.

The driver, who is in his 30s, was taken in police custody as investigations continue.

The victim, known only as Mr Surendra left his home at 6pm on Monday afternoon for his daily walk along the road when he was allegedly hit by a 12-wheeler truck about 100 metres from his home.

The truck was heading towards Labasa Town.

The victim was then rushed to the Labasa Hospital but was pronounced dead by health authorities.

The road death toll stands at 50 compared with 47 for the same period last year.