Road accident leaves one dead and two in hospital

AN accident in Tavua has left a man dead and two in hospital.

A police statement issued by spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the accident happened at Yaqara Flat at around 7am this morning.

The statement said the victim was driving a rental car heading towards Rakiraki with two passengers when it allegedly collided with a truck traveling in the opposite direction.

Police said the driver of the rental car was trapped inside the vehicle and died at the scene of the accident.

The two passengers a man and woman were rushed to the Tavua Hospital where they are currently being treated.

“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.

A post mortem will be conducted to ascertain the cause of death.

The road death toll currently stands at 28 compared to 30 for the same period last year.

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